WhatsApp will soon allow users to choose when group chats expire.

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WhatsApp (also called WhatsApp Messenger) is an internationally available freeware, cross-platform, centralized instant messaging (IM) and voice-over-IP (VoIP) service owned by US tech conglomerate Meta. It allows users to send text and voice

If you’ve ever created or joined a WhatsApp group chat for a single event, only to forget to delete it for years afterwards, you’ll appreciate an upcoming feature. According to a new iOS beta, WhatsApp is testing “Expiring Groups,” which will allow you to set an expiration date for group chats.

According to a screenshot, the Expiring Groups option will appear within the settings of a group, allowing you to select options such as a day, week, or custom date. If you need to keep the chat going, you’ll be able to cancel an expiration. Any expiration dates you set will apparently only apply to yourself and not other participants, so the group may still exist, just not with you in it.

WhatsApp does not appear to delete groups without informing you, as the description states that “you will be prompted to clean up groups on the expiration date.” Nonetheless, it should help reduce clutter in your account and save some device storage space, similar to disappearing messages.

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