ALL WhatsApp users should consider turning on a genius privacy feature called "message timer".

It's a clever trick to improve your privacy by destroying old WhatsApp messages

You can set Disappearing Messages to automatically turn on for all new chats – without affecting existing conversations

"We've become accustomed to leaving a digital copy of just about everything we type without even thinking about it

"It's become the equivalent of a note taker following us around making a permanent record of everything we've said

It's possible to set times for 24 hours, 7 days or 90 days "Deciding how long a message lasts should be in your hands," said WhatsApp

This is why we introduce disappearing messages last year, and more recently a way for photos and videos to immediately disappear

The feature is available right now, so update to the latest version of WhatsApp to try it