How Do I Use WhatsApp’s Self Destructing Messages And Dark Mode?

WhatsApp is working on 2 fresh features that will be unveiled in its future updates and they are dark mode and self destructing messages. These features are accessible on several smartphone apps.

To bring you up to speed, Self-destructing messages was the reason for SnapChat’s success when it stormed the world years back. Since that time, other messaging platforms such as Telegram, SpeakOn have used it. Dark Mode is no stranger to phone users as it has been existing on Twitter and YouTube for a while now and popular social media platform, Instagram adopted it recently as well.

To expatiate on this, let’s break down How To Use WhatsApp’s Self Destructing Messages And Dark Mode?:

How Can I Use Self Destructing Messages On WhatsApp?


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Unlike Snapchat, where messages vanish by default, WhatsApp’s self-destructing messages is only active in group chats, according to WABetaInfo.

Inside the group chat, it will affect all messages. You can go for a message disappearing within five seconds or a message vanishing after 60 minutes. However, these are the only options available to you, and there is no cheat that will make you experience otherwise.

This feature and the “Delete for everyone” feature is not the same. “Delete for everyone” will show you the “this message was deleted.” notification. But self-destructing messages will leave no trace that will prove that a message was even sent.

How Can I Use Dark Mode On WhatsApp?


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Using the Dark Mode on WhatsApp is an easy tweak of the application’s display settings. As soon as you access the settings menu, you will see an option named “theme.” Just tap it, and you will be able to select between “System default,” “light” and “dark” mode for the app.

Choosing dark mode will make your background appear in “blue night” color. And that is that.

More Information About Your WhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service owned by Facebook. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media. WhatsApp’s client application runs on mobile devices but is also accessible from desktop computers, as long as the user’s mobile device remains connected to the Internet while they use the desktop app. The service requires users to provide a standard cellular mobile number for registering with the service. In January 2018, WhatsApp released a standalone business app targeted at small business owners, called WhatsApp Business, to allow companies to communicate with customers who use the standard WhatsApp client.

The client application was created by WhatsApp Inc. of Mountain View, California, which was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for approximately US$ 19.3 billion. By February 2018, WhatsApp had over one and a half billion users, making it the world’s most popular messaging application at the time. It has become the primary means of communication in multiple countries, including Brazil, India, Pakistan and large parts of Europe, including the United Kingdom, Spain, and France.

WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, former employees of Yahoo!. After leaving Yahoo! in September 2007, they took some time off in South America. At one point, they applied for jobs at Facebook but were rejected.

On February 28, 2019, The New York Times reported that Facebook was “hoping to succeed where Bitcoin failed” by developing an in-house cryptocurrency that would be incorporated into WhatsApp. The project reportedly involves over 50 engineers under the direction of former PayPal president David Marcus. This ‘Facebook coin’ will reportedly be a stablecoin pegged to the value of a basket of different foreign currencies.

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