WhatsApp Now Lets You Automatically Self Destruct ALL New Texts After One Day

WHATSAPP is urging users to set up a new feature that automatically deletes your text messages.

The genius trick is a brilliant boost for your privacy – and only takes a few seconds to activate.

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Regular WhatsApp users will likely have sent tens of thousands of messages over the years.

It feels so normal, but that means there's a gigantic record of lots of texts you sent.

Importantly, those texts aren't just on your phone but the handsets of other people too.

Tech companies are now working to fix this system, by allowing you to clean up old chats.

WhatsApp recently added a feature that lets you automatically self-destruct all new texts.

This doesn't work for messages you've already send prior to changing the setting.

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But new texts you send to individuals can be deleted after a single day automatically.

You can set Disappearing Messages to automatically turn on for all new chats – without affecting existing conversations.

And two new durations have been added for Disappearing Messages, 24 hours and 90 days.

So now you can choose from four options in total: 24 hours, 7 days, 90 days or Off.

"Deciding how long a message lasts should be in your hands," said WhatsApp.

"We've become accustomed to leaving a digital copy of just about everything we type without even thinking about it.

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