The latest beast of WhatsApp introduces a feature of self-destruction of private messages, like Snapchat. We have known for a few months that Facebook is working on such a feature, but it only concerned group messages. Explanations.
WhatsApp should soon be enriched with a new practical feature: self-destructing messages after a preset time by the user. The announcement of this functionality last October had aroused the enthusiasm of many users. But we learned a few weeks later that it would appear more in the form of a group message cleaning tool on WhatsApp.
WhaBetaInfo, always on the lookout for changes made in the application btas, has just taken up a new change. In his updates 2.20.83 and 2.20.84, WhatsApp bta has reintroduced the self-destruct feature of messages for individual conversations. WhatBetaInfo has just released screenshots showing how it will all work when the feature is active.
A new menu Delete messages will be accessible when you open the profile of one of your contacts in WhatsApp. You will have the possibility to configure the automatic deletion of messages for the selected profile by choosing a delay between 1 hour, a day, a week, a month or a year. A clock icon will appear next to each message you send as a reminder to its self-destruction at the end of the chosen period.
WhatsApp is getting a little closer to SnapChat by adopting one of its iconic features after the Stories a few years ago. For users, phm messages are good to take since they help strengthen WhatsApp privacy options only a few months after the arrival of fingerprint unlock. For the time being, the functionality is not yet active. less than a turnaround, it should be the case for everyone in the coming weeks.