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WhatsApp Disappearing Messages Feature Launched, Rollout to Be Completed in November

first_img– Advertisement – WhatsApp has officially announced that it will be introducing a new ‘Disappearing Messages’ feature through an update that rolls out globally this month. The details of the new feature, however, have been out since earlier this week after an FAQ page created by WhatsApp was noticed. The long-anticipated ephemeral messaging feature pioneered by Snapchat was first spotted last month through a WhatsApp beta version. It will allow users to enable an option on individual and group chats that deletes new messages after seven days.‘Disappearing Messages’ has started rolling out from today, and will be available across Android, iOS, and Linux-based KaiOS devices, along with WhatsApp Web and Desktop platforms, by the end of this month. WhatsApp had earlier this week detailed how to enable/ disable the new ‘Disappearing Messages’ feature on different devices and published FAQs on its usage on a support page.- Advertisement – Users receiving the messages can also still copy the text and take screenshots of the messages within seven days. Disappearing messages will also land in user backups but will be deleted after the user restores messages from it. Given that there are many ways to retain chats shared through disappearing messages, it seems more like an option to clear up conversations than a feature to share information that deletes automatically.Apart from Snapchat, Telegram, and now WhatsApp, other messaging apps to have similar functionality include Signal and also Facebook Messenger that now has a vanish mode.In 2020, will WhatsApp get the killer feature that every Indian is waiting for? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement –center_img The ‘Disappearing Messages’ feature on WhatsApp is also different from how it works on Telegram. While Telegram lets users decide the duration before the messages disappear in a chat, messages sent to a chat on WhatsApp will disappear after seven days. Snapchat, on the other hand, deletes Snaps after they’ve been opened, deletes unopened Snaps sent to a group chat in 24 hours, and all other unopened Snaps in 30 days.WhatsApp says that it’s starting with seven days because it seems like an appropriate window for its users to finish a particular conversation while giving them the peace of mind that the conversations aren’t permanent. “We’re starting with 7 days because we think it offers peace of mind that conversations aren’t permanent while remaining practical so you don’t forget what you were chatting about. The shopping list or store address you received a few days ago will be there while you need it, and then disappear after you don’t,” the company said in a statement.The ‘Disappearing Messages’ feature has to be enabled separately for each chat window — individual or group conversations — and can be accessed by clicking the name of the individual contact or the group on WhatsApp. When enabled, the new messages sent by a user will disappear for the selected contacts after seven days. However, the preview of disappearing messages might display in notifications until WhatsApp is opened on the receiving devices. Disappearing messages that are forwarded to a new chat window, which has the option turned off, won’t be removed either. And when a user replies to a disappearing message, the quoted text might also remain in the chat after seven days.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Backed a winner? Where to spend those magic millions

first_imgThere are multiple residences. 1227 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera has a $1.8 million price tag.A stable investmentGiven the name ‘Tall Trees’, this Tallebudgera Creek estate offers the ‘mane’ features for horse lovers.The sprawling valley property offers an impressive stables complex including piped water troughs, tack room, feed storage area, float storage and wash down bay. 35 Bignells Rd, Maudsland is on the market for $1.35 million. GIDDY-UP! Amid all the action of the 2018 Magic Millions, here’s something for the property punters — the hottest equestrian estates on the market.IT’s that time of the year on the Gold Coast when horse racing sales rival real estate.Amid all the action of the 2018 Magic Millions, here’s something for the property punters — the hottest horse-friendly homes and equestrian estates on the market. Cosy, country style.There’s also a formal-style brick shed with interior vintage pendant lighting and kitchenette, that has been used for chic rural weddings.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoThe best neighbourhoodHorse racing enthusiasts couldn’t ask for a better neighbour than this.This gorgeous remodelled modern farmhouse property is next door to the world-class Aquis thoroughbred breeding facility at Biddaddaba.There were 15 lots by Aquis farm stallions at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, and Aquis-owned filly Sunlight is one to watch tomorrow, running for a ladies syndicate (headed by Aquis Farm’s Mrs Fung) in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic.If that inspires you to launch your own thoroughbred stud, there’s 66 hectares of land, including 10 cleared hectares, a shed, two dams, a dressage circle and horse trails on your private property. The gorgeous living area.The residence tops it all off — the vendors have painstakingly renovated the old building into a modern cottage complete with pool, gourmet kitchen, fireplace and al fresco area.Not foal’s goldWith a price tag that’s cracked the magic million, this statuesque house with a touch of country Hamptons has the bones of an equestrian property. The residence overlooks your own dam, land and pool, while the large titan shed could be converted to stables or a tack room. The gourmet kitchen features country Hamptons style. 30-32 Maryland Avenue, Carrara encompasses cleared land for horses.center_img A water tank takes pride of place as a pantry.With polished floorboards, breezeways and a standout water tank walk-in pantry, the residence embodies the rural lifestyle, with a contemporary twist on country.But hold your horses! The property is currently under contract.The dark horseBuck the trend of equestrian properties on the Hinterland side of the highway with this riverfront acreage in Carrara.Set on the beach side of the M1, the sprawling address includes a reappointed main residence, smaller cottage and two titles with plenty of cleared land for horses and offers 200 degree views of the river and skyline on 75 metres of river frontage. 305 Biddaddaba Creek Rd, Biddaddaba is on the market for $1.85 million. 1115 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, Tallebudgera Valley. The estate offers a dam and covered paddock stalls.There’s also a dam, three covered paddock stalls and shady round-yard.With two residences — ‘The Homestead’ and a one-bedroom cottage — it has the potential for a business/lifestyle opportunity.Linked by winding pathways and expansive green spaces, other estate buildings include a single bedroom guest/teen retreat with bathroom, a centrally located extensive games/entertainment building and wine cellar,” the listing states. Bonus points for the equine-inspired artwork. Hit the hay in style Just a short ride from the popular public equestrian arena at George Dacca Bramley Park is this iconic, architect designed home.The property features a concrete caravan/horse float pad the land is a combination pf cleared space suitable for horses, natural bush and meandering nature trails. The main house has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.last_img read more

HITTING THE RIGHT NOTE FOR DONEGAL’S ANIMALS IN NEED!

first_imgDonegal animal charity Animals In Need looked after a staggering 600 animals last year.But looking after such a large amount of pets doesn’t come cheap.And so the group will be hosting a Fundraising Variety Show this Friday 28th February at The St John Bosco Centre in Donegal Town from 8pm. Acts performing at this all singing, all dancing, musical extravanganza will include The Big Jigs, The Donegal Tenors, Tirconnel Youth Choir, Shane Gallagher and Kimberly Harris (winners of Opportunity Knocks), the young Byrne Brothers, Barnie and Agnes, McNeelin’s Irish School of Dancing, Ardahy Pipe Band and Siobhan McGroarty so please come along and enjoy a night of top class entertainment provided by the cream of our local talent.Every cent raised will go towards the goal of purchasing a desperately needed van for transporting the rescued animals.Last year Animals In Need rescued over 600 animals, including 409 dogs, most of who were saved from death row at the Pound, so please come along and support this worthy cause.Tickets are only €10 and are available from outlets around town including Conway’s Newsagent, The Olde Village Tearoom in Mounthcharles or from AIN’s helpline on 087 1356188.  HITTING THE RIGHT NOTE FOR DONEGAL’S ANIMALS IN NEED! was last modified: February 28th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:animals in needconcertdonegallast_img read more

Kawhi Leonard not healthy so Clippers allowed to rest him

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “You could see he’s very eager. He tried to sneak in one possession unsuccessfully,” Rivers said. “He wants to play.”Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said Milwaukee manages reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo in a similar way to Leonard.“We’re very conscientious of how we can keep him healthy and how we can keep him playing well, being proactive, being aggressive,” he said. “It’s not just the Clippers. A lot of teams are considering and doing things to make sure their whole roster is healthy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Warriors center Looney to miss at least two more weeks Added Montrezl Harrell, “He’s got to take care of his body like every other player on this team.”Rivers cited “a lot of minutes” that Leonard racked up last season while leading Toronto to its first NBA championship.“I think Kawhi made a statement that he’s never felt better,” Rivers said. “It’s our job to make sure he stays that way.”Leonard is averaging career highs in points (29.3), rebounds (7.3), assists (5.7), steals (2.3) and blocks (1.0) in six games so far this season, while averaging 30.5 minutes.Paul George, the Clippers’ other big acquisition during the summer, is still rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery. He is expected to participate in contact at practice soon.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard, center, and Paul George, third from right, watch from the bench during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard isn’t healthy three weeks into the season, according to the NBA, which says that as a result the Los Angeles Clippers can rest their new superstar.He was on the bench against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks for a national TV game Wednesday night, the first half of a back-to-back for the Clippers. They host Portland on Thursday night, and coach Doc Rivers said Leonard would play.ADVERTISEMENT Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress MOST READcenter_img View comments What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ “Kawhi Leonard is not a healthy player under the league’s resting policy,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Wednesday. “And, as such, is listed as managing a knee injury in the LA Clippers injury report. The league office, in consultation with the NBA’s director of sports medicine is comfortable with the team medical staff’s determination that Leonard is not sufficiently healthy to play in back-to-back games at this time.”While not disputing the league’s comments, Rivers also said Leonard “feels great.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“But he feels great because of what we’ve been doing and we’re just going to continue to do it,” the coach said. “There’s no concern here.”Last week, Leonard missed a road-home back-to-back against Utah and San Antonio. Rivers said it doesn’t mean that Leonard won’t play in back-to-backs — the team has 11 remaining this season — but “early on we’re going to keep to the same plan that we’ve kept to so far.” NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’last_img read more