WhatsApp disappearing messages feature to soon launch for users

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WhatsApp disappearing messages feature to soon launch for users
BRAZIL - 2019/09/11: In this photo illustration the WhatsApp and Facebook logo is seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

WhatsApp developers are working on a new feature for the multimedia messaging platform. As part of a new report, it appears that the company is working on introducing “disappearing” messages on the platform. This possibility means that the company will introduce a text function that is similar to “WhatsApp status”. For reference, each WhatsApp status in the Status tab disappears 24 hours after it was initially posted. It is worth noting that WhatsApp developers are currently working on developing the feature. This means that the behavior or functionality of the facility may change before launch.

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Whatsapp disappearing message update
Similar to most WhatsApp-related features, information about this new function comes from WABetaInfo. Reportedly, traces of this upcoming feature appeared in WhatsApp beta with version 2.19.275. The report also stated that this feature is not available to beta testers. It is likely that the company will refine internally before rolling it out for testing. It was also revealed that no information is available on the launch timeline of the feature. The company is currently working on a number of unreleased facilities behind the scenes.

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Taking a closer look at the feature, WhatsApp will allow users to send messages that will be automatically removed from chat. It is also interesting to note that these messages will not display any “deleted messages”. In fact, there is no trace of such disappearing messages. The report also states that the facility is available as part of groups.

This is likely to ensure that any unnecessary interactions can occur, while ensuring that the group remains clean overall. Users can go to the group settings and then enable the “disappearing message” option for a certain time. Options include 5 seconds or an hour depending on the context. The report also said that this feature will also come on private chat.

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