How can I set a global timer for all messages in a conversation?

By setting the timer in a group, all messages sent in the conversation will automatically disappear for everyone in the group when the timer runs out.

On desktop:

  1. Inside the conversation, click the conversation name at the top.
  2. Click Ephemera.png Timed Messages.
  3. Set the timer. 
  4. Click 16-e103.png Close.

Anyone in the conversation can change the timer, or turn it off at any time.

Guests in team conversations cannot set or change the timer.

The sender will see a timer Expiration_indicator.png to the left of the message, and once expired, the message will be replaced by a scribble  that disappears once the message has been read.

The receiver will see the message with the time Expiration_indicator.png icon. The timer will not start until the message is visible on screen. When the timer runs out, the message disappears.

Timed messages are synced to the receiver's devices, but they are not synced among the sender's devices.

Timed Messages are great for many things, but please be aware that the receiver could still take a screenshot or photograph the screen.

 

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