According to a news report, WhatsApp is testing a feature that allows users to make their self-destructive messages after a certain period, which is a much-needed feature, increasing user privacy.
The WABetaInfo website, which specializes in monitoring the experimental features of WhatsApp on Android and iOS, said Tuesday that the latest trial version of WhatsApp on Android has an optional feature that allows users to make self-destructive messages.
The ability to make self-destructive messages after a specified period is a required and useful feature for users who share sensitive information with friends and colleagues via the app, so it is one of the most common features of the rival messaging app Telegram.
Telegram offers a secret chat feature that allows users to determine when messages are disappearing from their devices. According to Telegram, deleted messages are not stored on their servers, and they limit the re-sending of messages, or taking a screenshot of conversations, to ensure that messages remain “no trace.” Facebook, the owner of WhatsApp, offers a similar feature to the secret chat on the Messenger application.
Whatsapp is finally working on new features, WABetainfo said. A new feature is Disappearing Messages, which will automatically hide chat messages after a specified period.
The new feature only appears in group chats, in the Group Information section, and by clicking on the option, WhatsApp will show the time available to hide messages after that, which is 5 seconds or so. hour.
The site has warned that the feature is still in the early stages of testing, which means it may not show up to those who own the latest trial version of WhatsApp and do not yet know a specific release date for the general public.
Users can download the latest trial version of WhatsApp by signing up for the demo program on the Google Play Store.