After releasing its much-awaited dark mode, WhatsApp is again in the news. This time it has a big update – self-destructing messages.
As we saw earlier, WhatsApp had rolled out a feature in which you could manually delete a message after sending, within the limited time of an hour. If the time limit is over, you cannot delete the message for the recipient. This had been a limiting factor for many users. Now interestingly, WABetaInfo has posted the latest beta build of the alpha build of the WhatsApp APK and its upcoming feature.
The APK versions 2.20.83 and 2.20.84 have a feature in which you can choose the expiry period of the messages between one hour, one day, one week, one month or one year. This is different as you need not do anything after sending the messages. The messages will be deleted for both the sender and receiver after the prescribed time is over.
Once you set the timer, the chat screen shows that the messages will be deleted. This feature has been available in Telegram for a while now. Snapchat too has had this feature for years now, although it doesn’t let you save a message for more than a day. Signal, an app popular for its security which comes recommended by the European Union has this feature too.
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