WhatsApp with over one thousand million users widespread has been chipping away at adding new features to its platform, some of which are as yet being developed. Another feature that is expected to launch in the next couple of weeks is the extended disappearing messages.
A disappearing message feature was launched to WhatsApp last year which when turned on allows a message to vanish after 7 days, but according to a leak uncovered by some insider from the platform, that choice will soon be expanding. An upcoming version of the feature with an additional 24-hour option was spotted in development.
This means WhatsApp will soon include the 24-hour option in the section where you’re using in enabling/disabling disappearing messages for personal and group chats.
At this point, when the user chooses “24 hours”, all messages sent/received after this change expires after 24 hours, so they will disappear from the chat.
So, you’ll have the option of 24hrs, and 7 days for a message to disappear. The feature is still in development and is expected to launch once finalized in a short time.