How to set messages to self-destruct on WhatsApp (Example)

At present there are many applications that we can use from our smartphone to be able to communicate with our loved ones and friends.

But one that has become the favorite of many users is WhatsApp and this is due to the large number of options it offers to its users. But did you know that you can also make it be self-destruct messages on WhatsApp.

This is a modality that began to spread from the Snapchat application, but over time it passed to other applications such as Telegram and Instagram.

That users can send a message that after a certain time it is destroyed, It seems to be taken from those movies where only in science fiction everything was possible.

But the truth is that with this new function that WhatsApp users now have, content and especially images can be sent and these will self-destruct.

Avoiding in this way that they can be distributed without permission of the sender. And in the following article we are going to show you which are the simple steps you must follow so that your messages self-destruct.

How to set messages to self-destruct on WhatsApp

Surely you are one of the millions of users who they use WhatsApp daily and you may be wondering where the hell is this function to activate it.

And the truth is that this option is not available natively in the application. And we will have to download another App on our mobile so that the function of self destruction of messages is available.

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The application that we are going to use is called Pronto and you can download it for free for phones that use the iOS operating system, from the App Store.

In the event that you use smartphones that work with Android operating system, you can download it very easily from the Play Store.

Steps to make messages self-destruct on WhatsApp

The first thing we must do is, of course, go to our virtual store and download the App, after installing it. We must concede permissions to the application so that you have access to our contacts and also to the camera. And in this way the new application that we have installed helps us to send ephemeral messages, without any problem.

Once everything is ready and we enter the Pronto App, we will see that its interface is very similar to the one presented by Snapchat. Where are we going to be able to write text messages, with a maximum of 200 characters. We can also upload videos that we have archived, include photos to which text can be added and we will even be able to paint it by hand.

Then, as expected, we must create the message that we are going to send and add the multimedia content of our liking. After this we will see that we will have at our disposal three options that we will describe below. The first one is to save the message we just created in our library.

The second option that we can use and one of the most important is the one that has to do with the time in which the message will self-destruct. This means the time that the message will be available before it is deleted forever. And finally we will have at our disposal an option that will protect your messages from screenshots.

We will see this option with the padlock icon and once we activate it we will be notified by means of a message. Once those parameters have been chosen with which the message that we will send to our WhatsApp contact will have been chosen. We will go to the bottom right of the screen and locate an icon in the shape of an arrow.

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Doing this will show the options that we will have to share the message and we can choose different social networks or instant messaging platforms. In our case we are going to select WhatsApp, then we must choose the contact to which we want to send the message and ready we send the message and this can be seen until is automatically destroyed.

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