WhatsApp Disappearing Messages upcoming feature

WhatsApp Disappearing Messages upcoming feature WhatsApp has started working on a new disappearing messages feature for its platform which will allow users to send messages that self-destruct in a selected time frame.

As the name suggests, any message eligible to be “disappeared”, will be automatically deleted from the chat!

WhatsApp Disappearing Messages upcoming feature

WhatsApp is finally working on new features, that will be available in the next updates. As the name itself suggests, messages will disappear after a certain point of time set by the users, according to the report by WABetaInfo.

This feature is similar to Snapchat Messaging where the text chats will disappear automatically. WhatsApp is working on disappearing messages that will be automatically deleted from the chat.

Two years back WhatsApp introduced Delete for Everyone feature on its platform introducing a 7 minute limit for deleting the messages.

WhatsApp has finally increased the limit to over an hour. Now the new feature that would allow WhatsApp users to set a self-destruct limit to their sent messages.

These messages were will be particularly useful when users want to share some information over the social messaging platform but don’t want it to stay on record forever. A similar feature is available on Gmail and Telegram as well.

WhatsApp Disappearing Messages upcoming feature

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WhatsApp Disappearing Messages upcoming feature for group chats

WhatsApp new feature called, ‘Disappearing Messages’, which will automatically delete all messages in a conversation after a fixed interval.

This feature will be made available only for group chats and will be placed under the ‘Group Settings’ option, according to a report by WABetaInfo.

The latest WhatsApp Beta has something called Disappearing Messages, specifically on the WhatsApp for Android Beta v2.19.275 that is now available.

In the latest Beta version currently rolling out for Android, WABetaInfo says there is the feature that allows the sender of a message to set a self-destruction time for a message they have sent.

The feature is currently under its alpha stage of development, which means it is there in the code of the app. At the moment, this is being tested in WhatsApp Groups, but could also be rolled out for personal chats.

How the Disappearing messages feature will work?

WhatsApp Disappearing Messages upcoming feature 

# The disappearing messages feature is available only in the group chats as of now.

# Users can tap on Disappearing Messages option in the Group Settings to enable this feature.

# On doing so, users will be asked to select a time after which messages will get deleted automatically.

# At present, WhatsApp is offering two options – 5 seconds and 1 hour – to users. There is no time frame in between.

# Enabling this option will automatically delete the sent message leaving no trace of it at all.

How the Disappearing messages feature will be useful?

WhatsApp Disappearing Messages upcoming feature 

# Disappearing Messages feature would be useful for those who share sensitive information on WhatsApp.

# There are a lot of users who delete their individual chats very frequently, but once the disappearing messages feature rolls out, users will no longer be able to delete the chat frequently.

# The Disappearing Messages will also provide the users with an additional choice of not deleting a chat entirely, instead, they can use this feature hidden inside the settings to not store the current messages.

# This feature will also remove the hassle of removing unwanted messages manually and the users will not have to look back to delete the unwanted messages as well.

Notably

The feature is currently under testing for Group chats, but the company will soon release it for individual chats as well.

As mentioned above, WhatsApp has just begun the development of the feature and there’s no estimated time of arrival and the company will take some time before releasing it.

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