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Messages won't disappear when disappearing is enabled for group

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Hi @Auties00 !

Great thanks for this API! Keep up the good work! I’m stil figuring out a lot of things in your API.

Question: When disappearing messages is enabled in a group chat, the messages actually don’t dissapear 😦

Left from every message (text, image, …) there is a info icon, with this message: image

I have also tried with configuring the version to the latest version by settings the Options: .version(new Version(2, 2222, 11)) (according to Don’t know if this relevant for this issue? But nothing changed.

Is there a way to fix this? Or is there a way to set an expiry date on a message?

My setup: Spring boot 2.6.6 JDK 17.0.2 whatsappweb4j 3.0-RC11

Thanks for your time and effort in advance! Kind regards, G.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created a year ago
  • Comments:9 (5 by maintainers)

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Auties00commented, Jun 26, 2022


Thanks this solved the problem indeed


        var message = TextMessage.newTextMessage() // Create a new text message
                .text("Test Message!") // Set the text of the message
                .contextInfo(new ContextInfo().expiration(60 * 60 * 24)) // Set expiration time to 24h (equals to your group setting)
                .create(); // Create the message
        api.sendMessage(chat, MessageContainer.ofEphemeral(message));

I’ll keep it open because this should be done automatically. I’ll fix it asap

GDB4Jcommented, Jun 30, 2022

Hi @Auties00 ,

This is not working as default currently:

Using this piece of code to send a message to a group with dissapearingmode enabled:

var chat =
    .orElseThrow(() -> new NoSuchElementException("Chat does not exist!"));

var message = TextMessage.newTextMessage() // Create a new text message
        .text("Test Message!") // Set the text of the message
        .create(); // Create the message
api.sendMessage(chat, message);

The message is marked as “non deleteable” (like screenshots above).

Also when I’m trying to send like this: api.sendMessage(chat, MessageContainer.ofEphemeral(message)); It’s not working.

This is still needed to work correctly:

builder.contextInfo(new ContextInfo().ephemeralExpiration(60 * 60 * 24)) // Set expiration time to 24h (equals to group setting)
api.sendMessage(chat, MessageContainer.ofEphemeral(message));

I’ve tested this on version <version>3.0-RC13</version>

Thanks in advance to take a look at it. Kind regards

FYI: I can’t reopen the issue

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