A special feature is being rolled out by social media company Facebook for Messenger and Instagram users. This feature, Inspire from Snapchat, is being rolled out in the United States and other markets from Friday. According to a report by The Verge, Facebook is bringing a new Vanish Mode for globally selected users. Facebook has not confirmed whether this feature will be available to users in India or not.
It is clear from the name of the new feature that with the help of this, users will be able to disappear after viewing their messages and multimedia. Text, photos and voice messages sent by users to Instagram and Messenger will be ‘vanished’ or disappear after closing the chat box. According to the media reports associated with the new feature, now the Venetian mode will only work on individual chats and is not available for group chats.
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How to enable the new Venetian mode
Users will have to go to the settings menu of the app from where the new option can be enabled. Users will also be able to disable this option according to their needs. The secret conversion feature is already being offered on Facebook Messenger, with the help of which users can have end-to-end encrypted chat. This means that files sent during secret chat are stored in users’ phones instead of Facebook servers. Like the vanished mode, after reading the message in it, the app does not automatically delete or disappear after closing.
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Disappearing messages on WhatsApp
With the new feature found on Messenger and Instagram, chatting can be done without worrying about the message being leaked or done. A similar feature ‘Disappearing Messages’ by Facebook has also been rolled out on WhatsApp last week. When this feature is enabled, the messages sent will be automatically deleted after seven days. The WhatsApp Disappearing Messages feature is available on both iOS and Android and can be turned on or off as needed.