Turning on vanishing mode on Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp enable messages to automatically disappear once the messages are seen and you leave the chat. One thing to note is that this feature is not available on all versions of these social media platforms.
So you need to download the latest version to enjoy this feature. Note that messages sent or received before vanish mode is enabled will not be affected.
How To Turn On Vanishing Messages On Instagram
To enable the vanish mode in Instagram, you follow these steps:
- Open the Instagram app on your device and sign in to your account.
- Click on the direct or messenger icon on the top right corner.
- Open any chat you wish to enable the vanish mode on.
- Swipe up and click on the vanish icon to enable the vanish mode.
Once it is turned on, all read messages will vanish. You can disable vanish mode at will by following the same steps.
Then click on the turn off vanish mode at the top of the chat to turn it off. Note that once you leave the chat, vanish mode will be turned off.
How To Turn On Vanishing Messages On Facebook
To enable the vanish mode on Facebook, follow the steps:
- Open the Facebook app and Log in to your account.
- Go to the messages menu or better still just open the Messenger app and sign in to your account.
- Open the chat you want to turn on its vanish message.
- Tap the chat name at the top of the screen.
- Scroll to the privacy & support section and click on vanish mode.
- Tap the toggle to turn on Vanish mode.
To turn it off, the same steps are repeated. Just this time you’d be toggling it off instead.
How To Turn On Vanishing Messages On WhatsApp
To turn on Vanish mode on Whatsapp, do the following:
- Open Whatsapp to get started.
- Click on the contact’s name or chat menu.
- Click on “Disappearing Messages”; if you get a prompt, click on “Continue”.
- Alternatively, if you don’t get a prompt, tap on the Contact’s name at the top of the conversation page.
- Scroll down a bit and select “Disappearing Messages”.
- You will then be asked to select a duration: 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days
You can turn off the vanish mode by following the same process.