advertisement The new feature via a blog post, Signal mentions that the hidden messages feature is mostly to reduce storage space and limit the amount of conversation history. The encrypted chat application also mentions that the hidden message function of . can also be configured A note on self-determination conversation. However, Signal also warned users that the disappearing message function does not guarantee maximum privacy as the recipient can take a photo of the chat with another device before the message disappears.
Shout out to everyone who’s been asking for it for a while.
You can now set a default timer for messages to disappear in Signal. All new groups you create or new conversations you start with will be preconfigured. https://t.co/QGWv6DTx6V
– Moxie Marlinspike (@moxie) August 10, 2021
Signal’s custom timer feature was first introduced in 2016. Earlier, the timer for disappearing messages could be set from five seconds to one week. However, users can now set a custom timer that can be set to less than one second. New standard options for setting the timer from 30 seconds to four weeks.
To set a timer for messages to disappear, tap on the three dots icon and tap on Settings. Once there, head over to Privacy where you will find an option for the default timer for new conversations. This menu gives you nine options – off, 4 weeks, 1 week, 1 day, 8 hours, 1 hour, 5 minutes, 30 seconds, And allotted time.
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