How to Send Disappearing Photos and Videos in WhatsApp?

WhatsApp developers have rolled out excellent features at regular intervals. This time, the popular chat client has come up with a facility to send disappearing photos and videos in WhatsApp on iPhone or Android. The newly introduced ‘Status’ feature on WhatsApp lets you send disappearing photos, videos, and GIFs to your WhatsApp contacts.

Note that the photos and videos you have sent will be disappeared after 24 hours. This new Status feature in WhatsApp is the best for private conversation as it gives you more freedom to chat.

How to Send Disappearing Photos and Videos in WhatsApp on iPhone or Android

Step #1:

If you are not using the latest version of WhatsApp, you should update it to the latest version. Next, open WhatsApp on your iPhone or Android.

Step #2:

Tap the Status tab from the bottom.

Step #3:

Next open the in-app camera, i.e. WhatsApp camera and capture your selfie or shoot a video.

Step #4:

You can also add text or emoji to the selfie.

Step #5:

AT last, you can send the photo to anyone from the list of contacts. The message will automatically expire after 24 hours.

You can use the above method to send other small videos, selfies, and photos that will disappear in 24 hours.


  • Your WhatsApp Status update is visible to all. You can change this to ‘Only share with’ or ‘My contacts except’.
  • The status feature has My Status, Recent Updates, and Viewed Updates. You can flash your recent status via My Status and also check who has seen it.
  • In Recent Updates, you can check the latest messages from your contacts and Viewed Updates show the messages from users who are muted by you.

According to some industry experts, Facebook has launched this feature to display some advertisements. Let’s wait and watch how WhatsApp users react to this newly introduced feature.

WhatsApp has evolved from an unassuming chat app to a highly functional and elegant messenger. It has launched cool features on a regular basis. A couple of weeks ago, users were excited to know how to send WhatsApp messages offline on iPhone.

Users also appreciate its feature that allows them to check recent WhatsApp chats without opening WhatsApp on iPhone. For more security of user data, users can now set up two-step verification on WhatsApp.

For chat-hungry people

They can now send WhatsApp messages to multiple groups on the iPhone. There is a number of other smart features WhatsApp has rolled out. Keep exploring this space to find more awesomeness in technology & communication.

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