Self-destructing messages are quite useful when it comes to sharing sensitive information. You might have seen this feature on Telegram and some other messaging apps.
However, for WhatsApp, it is going to be a significant feature addition when it arrives. You may or may not observe the feature yet in the latest beta but WABetaInfo spotted this addition.
It is currently in the development phase and will be rolling out to the stable version soon enough.
In WhatsApp, the self-destructing messages might be termed as “Disappearing” messages. It should allow you to send a message and specify a timer to self-destruct.
WABetaInfo also notes that it lets you choose a time of 5 seconds or 1 hour for the messages to disappear.
You will probably be able to utilize the feature on Groups too – including individual conversations.
With the information available right now, we cannot confirm whether or not it is going to have more timer options to the disappearing messages. However, we do know that it is going to work just like the Telegram app does for self-destructing messages.
Do note that there has been no official announcements regarding the feature. Given the history of WhatsApp beta features, it is best to assume that it is in the early development phase and the feature may or may not make it to the final stable build.
While this feature should come in handy for every user, we just have to wait for it to ship with the next major release.
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