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Sending Self-Destructing WhatsApp Messages

May 14, 2020

Do you want to to send messages to someone and after a certain time those same messages will self-destruct? Well, this is the right post to show you how. ENTER!



Snapchat has made self-destructive messages fashionable, and in this tutorial we're going to explain a trick to be able send out expired messages through WhatsApp. For this you will need a special application, it is called Kaboom and is available free of charge at iOS and Android. 

1: Download Kaboom

WhatsApp does not have the ability to send messages that self-destruct, so in order to do that we need a download an application. Its name is Kaboom and it allows you to generate messages or images that have an expiration date - that is, that disappear after the time you select.

Kaboom was available on the App Store, but you can't find it anymore. But for Android, in the store APKMonk you can find it, and it doesn't cost anything.

2: Start Kaboom

Once the download is complete, when you open Kaboom for the first time, the home screen which briefly explains how the application works. The only thing to do at this point is to choose a name that will be shown in the messages. If you use an iPhone, you can also add the Kaboom keyboard for faster access.


Adding the keyboard is completely optional. We recommend installing it only if you plan on using kaboom very often.

3: Write a message or take a photo

The Kaboom interface, the app that allows you sending WhatsApp messages that disappearThe first one, reminds us a lot of the one of Snapchat, with the camera image taking up the whole screen and with several icons on it.


Kaboom allows take a picture on the spot or select one from the library, but be careful because first you'll have to give permission for the app to access your photos. If you click on the icon on the right you can text messagewhich is the function we will demonstrate in this tutorial.

4: Select time for self-destruct

The next step is to type in the message and decide how long your WhatsApp message will be visible. Note that if it is a long message, it will take enough time for the receiver to read it through. To set the time, simply click on the clock icon which appears in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.


Kaboom allows you to choose between time or displays. For example, you can choose to have the receiver only see the message twice and then disappear. In the case of time you can select seconds, minutes, hours and even whole days

5: Send your message to a WhatsApp contact

Once you have set the expiration date of your message, you are ready to send it. Click on the Send and several options for sharing the link will appear. Select WhatsApp and the list of your contacts will appear for you to choose from.


Once on WhatsApp, you'll see that your message has been transformed into a URL. As we said, WhatsApp does not allow you to send these types of messages that self-destruct, so you need to use external links.

6: This is what messages sent with Kaboom look like

When you click on the URL that Kaboom has generated, a page opens that displays your name and the message in question. At the top is the counter indicating the time remaining until the message disappears. After that time, the link shows a page that warns us that the message has expired.


Pending the decision of WhatsApp to include this feature, this is certainly the best way to sending WhatsApp messages that destroy themselves.

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