The team of the popular messenger WhatsApp has finally officially announced the launch of the long-awaited feature – disappearing messages.

The disappearing messages feature has been tested on WhatsApp since at least October 2019.

As noted by the developers, since most of the messages sent marked like spam, the “disappearing message mode” is needed to being created in WhatsApp.

When this mode is enabled, new messages which sents to the chat will be permanently deleted in seven days. Anyone in a private chat can enable or disable disappearing messages. In group chats, only the administrator can do this.

The disappearing message feature is being rolled out gradually. The mode will be available to all WhatsApp users around the world during this month.