iPhone users are getting a very important WhatsApp update right now WhatsApp Logo

An important new WhatsApp security feature is rolling out for iPhone users right now. If you own an Android phone, you have probably already received an update that allows you to send ‘self-destructing’ messages, and now Apple fans are getting the option as well.

With the new feature (officially known as ‘disappearing messages’) sent messages will be deleted from the recipient’s phone automatically after seven days. Initially it looked like users might be able to choose how long a message would remain before being deleted, but WhatsApp decided to make things as simple as possible by fixing it at one week.