Today we’ve learned that Instagram has removed the disappearing photos and videos feature in Europe due to some regulations. This feature users to send content that disappears when the conversation ends.
It is no longer possible to send disappearing photos and videos using Instagram in Europe
The app is displaying a message stating that disappearing photos and videos cannot be sent due to “new rules for messaging services in Europe” At the moment, this prevents Instagram users from using this feature, we still don’t know if the same thing will happen with WhatsApp.
The company no longer allows sending disappearing photos and videos. According to the message they show, they are doing this to comply with new European regulations for messaging services. Since last year there have been big changes in the behavior of the web due to the DSA regulation, the new privacy rules for all electronic communications.
Facebook has been removing features in Instagram and Messenger since last year to comply with the new regulations, which directly affect messaging services, limiting the ways in which companies can use chat data. It is no longer possible to send disappearing photos and videos using Instagram in Europe.