WhatsApp is testing a new feature to give its users the ability to send missing messages. These messages will self-destruct after a set period of time. Traces of this feature were seen in the recently released public beta version of WhatsApp for Android – dubbed as v2.19.275. It is currently referred to as development and is also not available for public use as a part of the beta version.
According to the known WhatsApp Tipster, WABetaInfo, the Facebook-owned platform is actively working on the feature and will be released “bug-free” as a part of future WhatsApp updates.
“As the name suggests, any message that deserves to ‘disappear’ will be automatically deleted from the chat!” Website said
When the chat is marked as “disappeared”, all messages will be automatically deleted after a certain interval.
The user will be able to mark the chat as a “missing” message with the option “Disappeared” in the group information.
This highly encrypted chat platform is one of the most popular features on Telegram.
Missing messages will be useful for people sharing sensitive information on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp launched a feature for Android users last month, allowing them to share their status story directly on Facebook status and other apps. Just like Instagram, WhatsApp’s status stories allow users to post pictures, text and videos on your profile that disappear after 24 hours.
WhatsApp has not yet made an official announcement, but many users reported it on Twitter.