Facebook Messenger is no doubt the most popular instant messaging app out there. It’s full of amazing and interesting features, as it has adopted tons of features from other apps too. This is about a feature called Vanish Mode (auto disappearing messages). Just like before, such a brilliant feature was there on Snapchat. Of course, Messenger has adopted that feature and now It’s available on both Facebook Messenger and Instagram.
You can now send disappearing messages on Messenger using Vanish Mode. It allows users to bulk delete an entire conversation (after the recipient reads your messages) once they close a chat. But it should be enabled to do so. However, from now on, you don’t need to select each message one by one to get rid of them. Just turn on the Vanish Mode and your messages will be disappeared upon closing that chat. Moreover, the app allows you to enable and disable the feature whenever you want.
I know that is the reason you are here and reading this article. Here, I am going to show the easy and quick way to turn on and off the Vanish Mode on Messenger. Also, we will discuss some relative information and I am gonna answer a few common FAQs too. So stay here and keep on reading…
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What is Vanish Mode on Messenger?
Messenger has recently added a feature called Vanish Mode. It allows users to send disappearing messages. Once it is turned, all the messages in a chat (You’ve sent) will be automatically disappeared after the recipient reads them. Also, if the mode is enabled and you or the recipient takes a screenshot of the conversation, both will be notified. For your information, it only works for one-on-one chats, not group chats.
The feature by default is turned off and you can enable it for any active chat whenever you want. Moreover, if your friends on Messenger send you Vanish Mode messages. You will need to enable the mode to see their messages.
Is Vanish Mode available to Everyone?
Not yet, the Facebook Messenger recently added Vanish Mode feature is only available to users in the United States and slowly rolling out to others. However, as of now, it is available to users in India but not in Pakistan. Moreover, you cannot do anything about it even if you are a beta tester. You won’t see the feature unless it’s an official rollout for your country/region. So be patient and wait. Of course, you are going to get it sooner or later. Also, let me tell you that this feature in yet available on messenger.com.
Enable Vanish Mode on Messenger
By default, Facebook Messenger’s Vanish Mode is set to Off. You need to enable or turn it on using these simple steps: Open the Messenger app and then chat. iPhone users can simply swipe up and hold it for a second and then let it go to enable the Vanish Mode. However, Android users can do the same but alternatively, the best way to enable the Vanish Mode is to tap the name of the person at the top of the chat. Scroll down and tap Vanish Mode under the Privacy & Support section. Then enable the toggle and you are good to go.
Go ahead and open the Messenger app. Then go to conversation. Now swipe and hold, and you will see the “Swipe up to turn on Vanish Mode” option. Then let it go. Done, you have successfully enabled the Vanish Mode on Messenger on iPhone.
There are two methods to enable or turn on the Vanish Mode. Open the Messenger app, open a conversation and swipe up for a second then let go. That is an easy and quick method. Alternatively, you can tap the name of the person at the top of the chat. Then scroll down and tap Vanish Mode option. Turn on the toggle next to Vanish Mode and done. You have successfully turned on the Vanish Mode on Messenger using your Android device.
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Can you tell if someone is using Vanish Mode on Messenger?
Yes, because if a person sends you Vanish Mode message, you will get a notification. Thus you can tap on it to enter the Vanish mode conversation. This clarifies that the person will know (and can see) that you are using or sending Vanish Mode messages. Even if one of you takes a screenshot of the conversation, Messenger will notify both of you at the bottom of the conversation. So there is nothing you can hide but send messages, going to be disappeared after the recipient reads them. This is of course the main reason Messenger adds this feature.
Disable Vanish Mode on Messenger
Both iPhone and Android users can easily disable or turn off the Vanish Mode on Messenger. Here are the simple steps: Tap the “Turn Off Vanish Mode” at the of the chat or Go to the bottom of the chat and swipe up. You will see “Swipe up to turn off mode” and then let it go. Done, you can easily disable the Vanish Mode on Facebook Messenger. Alternatively in the chat, tap the name of the users at the top. Then scroll and tap Vanish Mode. Now disable the toggle next to Vanish Mode and you are good to go.
Why is Vanish Mode not working on Messenger?
You can easily fix it if the Vanish Mode is not working on Messenger. Simply update your Facebook Messenger to the latest version and clear your phone’s cache files. Then restart your device, for sure you will see the feature. However, if the Vanish Mode is still not there, then it’s not yet available in your country/region. You cannot do anything about it but be patient and wait for it. Messenger is slowly rolling it out worldwide. So sooner or later you are going to get it. Moreover, keep updating the Messenger app.
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Moreover, if you see an error that vanishes mode is not available to a chat only. Then probably that has not yet updated his Messenger. Once the person updates the app to the latest version. Vanish Mode will be available to the person and then you can send Vanish Mode messages. There is also the possibility that the person you are trying to send Vanish Messages to is in a country or region where the mode is not available. So definitely you are gonna not working the status and once the person receives the update, then you guys can share Vanish Mode messages on Facebook Messenger.