Self-destructing Messaging Feature In WhatsApp: WhatsApp is constantly bringing new features in order to keep up with other messaging apps – and to maintain its position as the globally preferred service for messages.
And now it is planning to launch an ‘automatic message delete’ feature – a vital feature of several messaging services.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is testing automatic delete messages feature for private and group chats, both. The test feature is available on its beta versions 2.20.82 and 2.20.84.
The self-destructing messaging feature in whatsApp would work as the name implies: the user can set a timer for the messages, ranging from 1 hour to a year. An alarm clock will appear next to the selected messages and will remove them as per their schedule.
Previously, the feature was introduced in the WhatsApp beta update version 2.19.348 with a common name ‘delete messages‘. The feature allowed the people to send self-destructing messages in personal chats and group chats. In a group, the admin will have the advantage of controlling the use of the feature by enabling or disabling it for the group.
However, in further beta updates of WhatsApp, the feature was removed, and the developers started working to introduce the dark mode for Android versions below Android 10 in the stable version of WhatsApp.
A similar feature is successfully implemented by other messaging platforms including Snapchat and Telegram for a few months as well. And seems like WhatsApp is also following suit and planning to integrate the functionality in their service as well.
The reintroduction of the feature in the latest beta version of WhatsApp clearly indicates that the developers are working on it. As per the speculations, the self-destructing messages feature will soon roll out for the stable version of WhatsApp.
However, no word can be given on the same, as previously many unique features failed to make it to the stable version of WhatsApp.
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