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How To Enable WhatsApp Disappearing Messages For All Chats

Keep in mind that this setting won’t affect previously sent messages — only new ones.

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Since last November, WhatsApp users have been enjoying the option to set chat messages to automatically be deleted after 7 days. Now, WhatsApp is expanding the functionality by allowing users to enable disappearing messages for all chats by default and making it possible to customize the amount of time that has to pass for messages to disappear.

How To Enable Disappearing Messages

  1. Open the WhatsApp app on your Android or iOS device.
  2. Go to WhatsApp settings.
  3. Tap Account and then Privacy.
  4. Tap Default message timer.
  5. Select a duration.

You can choose between 24 hours, 7 days, and 90 days. Keep in mind that this setting won’t affect previously sent messages — only new ones.

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As useful as the disappearing messages feature is when it comes to helping WhatsApp users protect their privacy, it does have a few limitations.

To start with, automatically deleted messages might still be displayed in the recipient’s notifications. They might also be quoted in replies, forwarded to other people, and even included in backups.

Of course, recipients can also take screenshots of disappearing messages before they become automatically deleted, copy & paste their content somewhere else, or even take pictures of them using another device.

Also Read: Facebook Will Create 10,000 Jobs In The EU To Build Its Metaverse

For these reasons, the disappearing messages feature should never be used by WhatsApp users to protect their privacy when chatting with untrusted individuals. Instead, it should be used only with trusted friends, colleagues, and familiar members as a way to minimize the risk of third-party data breaches, which often happen when a device that’s not properly protected gets lost or stolen.

To learn more about the disappearing messages feature (as well as any other WhatsApp feature), we recommend you visit WhatsApp’s help page, which covers everything we’ve explained here and a whole lot more.

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How To Change Your Etisalat Wi-Fi Password

If you’re new to the United Arab Emirates, or recently subscribed to Etisalat’s home Internet service, this step-by-step guide will show you how to change your Etisalat Wi-Fi password.

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Etisalat-branded Wi-Fi routers can be found in homes and commercial buildings across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

If you rely on an Etisalat router for wirelessly connecting to the internet, then it’s a good idea to change the default Wi-Fi password. You should also change it if you suspect that someone you don’t trust might have it or as a way how to quickly and easily disconnect all connected devices.

Regardless of what your reasons for wanting to change your Etisalat Wi-Fi password are, all you need to do is follow the steps below.

Prerequisites

To successfully change your Etisalat Wi-Fi password, you need to meet the following prerequisites:

  • The computer you’ll use to change the password must be connected to your Etisalat router using an Ethernet cable.
  • You need to know the router’s IP address and the admin username and password. This information should be printed on a sticker located somewhere on the router itself.

Steps For Changing Your Etisalat Wi-Fi Password

  1. Open a web browser on the computer that’s connected to your Etisalat router using an Ethernet cable.
  2. Type the following IP address in the URL bar and hit “Enter” on your keyboard: 192.168.1.1
  3. Log in with the admin username and password (the default admin/admin combination usually works).
  4. Click the “Advanced” button to see all available settings.
  5. Select the “Wireless” category from the left pane.
  6. Go to “wlan2” (2.4GHz) and then “Security”.
  7. Use the “Pre-Shared Key” (PSK) field to change your Wi-Fi password.
  8. Click “Apply Changes” to restart your wireless network and force all connected devices to reconnect using the new password.

Also Read: How To Check Your Postpaid Balance In Etisalat

Make sure the new password is at least 8 characters long and sufficiently complex. Ideally, you want it to include lowercase and uppercase characters, numbers, and special symbols. If you find random passwords difficult to remember, then you can also use a very long passphrase consisting of multiple randomly selected words, or a password manager to help you remember it in the future.

Should anything go wrong as a result of the password change, you can restart your Etisalat router to its factory settings by pressing and holding the physical reset button for 10-15 seconds (until the router’s LED indicator lights start flashing).

Alternatively, you can get in touch with Etisalat directly via phone and have their customer support agents help guide you through the process of changing your password.

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