Self-destructing messages appeared on Instagram and Facebook messenger


The Facebook development team has announced the launch of a new feature for the proprietary Facebook Messenger and Instagram.

For both services, disappearing messages are provided with automatic destruction. In Vanish Mode, messages are destroyed as soon as the other person leaves the conversation. As in Snapchat, the user will be warned if his interlocutor decided to take a screenshot of the conversation in this mode.

Facebook Messenger has already used disappearing messages as part of the “secret chats” feature, but they are not very convenient and for each such message you need to set its own timer to kill. On Instagram, disappearing messages will appear for the first time.

On Facebook Messenger, Vanish Mode is already available for users in the US, and on Instagram it will be available “soon.”