SNAPCHAT is a popular platform for sharing images, videos, messages and more.
However, on June 23, 2022, users were confused to find that their chat settings were automatically set to delete after 24 hours.
What is Snapchat’s 24 hour delete setting?
On June 23, 2022, users flooded social media not knowing why their chat settings on Snapchat were automatically set to delete after 24 hours.
Typically, a chat is deleted after it has been opened and viewed by both users and is designed to clear all unopened chats after 30 days.
Users can also save certain chats by long-pressing on them. Saved chats will display with a gray background.
The “Delete after 24 hour” rule, however, allows users to save chats for 24 hours before they are deleted.
How can you change the setting?
The “Delete after 24 hours” option is tailor-made for people who need to save their chats for some time to remember what they discussed.
However, if you’re the type of person who likes their cats to disappear, you should follow these guidelines:
- Select a chat from your list by tapping and holding it until the setting options appear
- Select ‘Chat Settings’ followed by ‘Delete Chats’
- Select one of the following two options: After viewing and 24 hours after viewing
- The first option is the generic disappear setting, while the second option keeps chats for 24 hours.
What are users saying about the new setting?
Users are flooding platforms like Twitter, Instagram and more for answers on the new 24-hour deletion rule.
One user tweeted: “@snapchat fix this mess about deleting my chats after watching or 24 hours LEAVE MY CHATS AWAY. »
Some, however, take a more humorous tone for the new rule.
“Snapchat changes settings in 24 hours trying to end relationships this summer. I hear it,” one user wrote.
Another posted: “Snapchat randomly decides to delete all chats after 24 hours, this is so weird. Isn’t the point of this application to be able to cheat in peace?? »