How to edit expiration settings for audio messages on iOS 8


One of the features which has introduced for the first time in iOS8 is the ability to send Audio Messages in iMessage. The option was not there in the previous versions of iOS.

Sending an Audio Message is as easy as sending a text, or maybe even easier than that. You just need to tap and hold the audio button right next to the text box and speak out your message. This feature is very similar to the one you might have used in Whatsapp (Sending a voice note). Well, if you are trying to send text message, the space grabbed to store an audio message is comparatively far more than the space needed for a text message to store, and that is why, Apple has given option to set an expiration date and time for the audio messages you send and receive. Properly managing the voice messages can save you a lot of space. Let me guide you through a quick tip on how to set an expiry date and time to the audio message.

How to change expiration settings for audio messages on iPhone and iPadedit expiration settings for audio messages iOS 8

  1. First of all, you will need to launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 or higher.
  2. Tap on Messages, to get into the Message setting on your iPhone of iPad.
  3. Once you are into the settings of Messages, Tap on Expire under the Audio Messages section.
  4. You can see the 2 options available right there. Choose either Never or After 2 Minutes.

For now, there are only 2 options available, you will need to make a choice of deleting the messages in 2 minutes or never. Well, the 2 minute period only starts once you have listened to the message, not after you have received it.

That’s all for this tip, I hope this was useful. Let me know if you have any issues.

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