WhatsApp is Testing “Disappearing” Messages in New Update

WhatsApp is now testing its new feature of disappearing messages that will self-destruct itself after they are sent and seen by the recipient.

Users are seeking more privacy day by day, and to meet the expectations, the self-destruct feature has been brought to forth. It is intended to preserve the privacy of the conversations so that no records remain.

When the update is brought into action, the users will be able to set a time limit on the messages. The messages will stay for the time limit set and after that, the messages will be automatically deleted.

Such an update will make sure that there are no proves of your messages and it disappears before anybody can take a screenshot, or keep any records.

The feature will only be made for the beta version of the Android app now. But eventually, after testing, the features will be moved to the main version of the app.

Reportedly, the feature works in a strange way according to the WABetaInfo. The application is still under development as some big fixes are still needed.

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According to the website, the feature can only set to delete the messages automatically after five minutes to one hour, in a WhatsApp group. For personal messages, the feature has not yet planned.

However, until now, no dates have been revealed, when the update will come to the WhatsApp users. There are also chances that the company can take the decision to completely remove the update, or fundamentally change it.


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