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Facebook’s new update for Messenger and Instagram: Disappearing messages

Facebook launches new disappearing messages feature for messenger and Instagram. Though the feature may be new to aforesaid apps one cannot neglect the fact that this feature is already existing in several apps especially the former’s direct competitor Snapchat, which seems to be Facebook’s inspiration for introducing several new updates.

The new feature called “Vanish mode” for Messenger and Instagram is customizable and will allow users to opt-in for the feature. This is first being introduced in Facebook in the U.S and a few other countries while a few users have already had the update.

This new feature now allows users to send texts, photos, voice messages, emoji, and stickers that disappear automatically after the conversation is marked read.

The messages disappear right after the conversation is read and any screenshots of the chat taken will be notified to the other person, similar to Snapchat.

Reporting conversations will include messages that were sent an hour before the report.

Switch this feature on by updating to the latest version of the app and pulling up your chat thread, but it’s important whom you make this feature work with. Similarly, turn off the same by swiping up again.

Facebook in September came out with the announcement that there will be a cross-messaging platform between facebook’s messenger and Instagram in October along with some major updates. This will be a protraction to the earlier announcement.

The evanescent messaging system is after all becoming the trend of the season.

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