Probably not everyone knows that the official Viber app for iOS allows you to send disappearing (self-deleting) messages. They are automatically deleted after the specified time after viewing. In this article, we will tell you how to send such messages on iPhone and iPad.
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Traditionally, Internet security has received a lot of attention. Viber, whose messenger is so popular in our country, did not stand aside. She tries to make communication between her users as safe as possible.
For example, back in 2015, the delete message feature was introduced, and end-to-end encryption has been activated by default since 2016. In 2017, the messenger received secret and hidden chats. These measures did not go unnoticed by users and experts, which is why Viber is considered one of the safest messengers. But it is constantly developing and improving, including in the field of security.
In the summer of 2020, Viber introduced a new feature – disappearing messages. The company has studied how secret chats are used in the messenger. It turned out that it is not quite convenient for users to start separate secret chats to communicate in private conversation with one person. I would like to have a secure channel personally for each interlocutor. That is why Viber has equipped regular private chats with some secret chat capabilities. They got self-destruct timers and the ability to disable screenshots.
A timer icon will appear in private chats. You can click on it and select the time interval after which all new messages that appear in the chat will be deleted.
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How to create and send disappearing (self-deleting) messages in Viber on iPhone and iPad
To send a secret message via Viber to an iPhone or iPad, limiting the viewing time of the message, you must follow these steps:
1. Start Viber and go to the desired chat.
2. Click on the clock icon.
3. Specify the desired time after which all new messages will be deleted – 10 seconds, 1 minute, 1 hour or 1 day. The timer activation will be indicated by the appearance of the corresponding system message in the chat.
4. Create (send) a message (text, photo, video or file). A timer will appear in the lower right corner of the message, which will start counting down after your interlocutor opens the chat and views the message.
When the timer is turned on, the function becomes active for both participants of the conversation at once. As soon as the set time interval ends, new messages in this chat will disappear forever.
After reading the disappearing message, the sender and recipient will not have any mention of sending / receiving such a message.
As soon as one of the participants in the conversation takes a screenshot of it, the second interlocutor immediately finds out about it. So do not cheat and try to copy the correspondence fraudulently.
5. In order to disable disappearing (self-deleting) messages, again click on the icon with the image of the clock and tap on the button Off…
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