WhatsApp has unveiled a new feature that enables users to send voice messages that vanish after being heard. These disappearing voice messages will be marked with a distinct icon, signaling their one-time access nature. The rollout is scheduled to reach all messenger users in the coming days.
How to Send Disappearing Voice Messages on WhatsApp
To send a disappearing voice message, navigate to the desired chat or group and tap the microphone-shaped button. Record your voice message and activate the one-time viewing option. This choice needs to be made each time before sending a voice message if you wish for it to disappear post-listening, notes NIX Solutions.
Working of Vanishing Voices
Here’s what to expect from disappearing voice messages:
- Read Receipts: If the recipient has read receipts enabled, you’ll know whether they listened to your message.
- Non-Saving Feature: Sent voicemails won’t be saved on the recipient’s device.
- Screenshot Prevention: The recipient can’t take screenshots of the one-time listening media file you sent.
- Expiry Duration: Disappearing voicemails must be opened within 14 days of sending; otherwise, they vanish from the chat.
- No Forwarding: Disappearing messages can’t be forwarded or shared.
- Restoration Possibility: If the message wasn’t opened during the backup, a one-time voicemail can be restored from a backup.
The new feature aims to offer enhanced privacy and control over shared media, augmenting the user experience on WhatsApp.