Valued Delta-Chat team, developers and user,
my person currently ponders in regard of using the opinion “dissapearing messages” to avoid useless storage use not only in regard of “own” controlled server area, but also to avoid it for others mail-boxes. Yet thinking not understanding action from it’s use completely (foremost practical, lesser technical). So here some question maybe useful and inspiring to give a solve of doubts into it:
- The chose of it has only impact on the particular Chat, right? Does not effect other chats, right?
- Once it is activated, it has impact on all messages, older, even those before joining a chat, or just from the time it was set?
- Does it’s use only effect messages send by oneself or all of this group?
(* having seen that the used Dev-Version has different time-frames, like 5 instead 4 weeks, if group-members use different DC-versions, would such matter?)
Maybe useful to edit current text-string of explaining, on the results here, as it seems not to nail down all for now: “These settings apply to all participants using Delta Chat.”
(Although searched a little, my person didn’t found a topic on it, aside of a feature-request seemingly discussing a past state of situation of developments: my it be pardoned if already good treated elsewhere or in cases my person might be to blind to see of what is usually clear to most.)