How to Send Messages That Automatically Disappear
Set up vanishing texts, photos or videos in most popular chat apps
Many mystery and spy movies are based on the premise that you can send messages that self-destruct, but you do not need to be an international secret agent to do the same with your own texts.
In fact, most popular chat apps now include some kind of disappearing message feature—which means that if you don't want a permanent record of your conversation, you don't have to have one. In fact, encrypted messaging app Signal made its disappearing message feature the default.
While it's handy to have chat archives to look back on for sentimental and practical reasons (recipes, addresses, instructions, and more), there are other times you'd rather nothing was saved. Here's what to do.
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