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    Self-destructing messages are coming to WhatsApp soon

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    WhatsApp is the world’s most used messaging platform by everyone. After Facebook acquired WhatsApp, a lot of features has been introduced. Now, Dark Mode feature has been the talk of the town. Even iOS 13 and Android 10 is bringing Dark Mode system-wide. Apart from WhatsApp Dark Mode, WhatsApp could be working to introduce self-destructing message feature very soon.

    This feature was first introduced in the Telegram messaging app. It is still one of the most used messaging platforms too. In Telegram, you can set how long you want your messages to be visible to your recipient. Once your recipient reads the message, it will be disappeared automatically. This leaves no track of any of your secret conversation. Now, WhatsApp is developing a similar feature for its app.

    This feature is first confirmed by WABetaInfo saying that WhatsApp will be rolling out this update for WhatsApp for Android through the Google Play Beta Program version 2.19.275. According to WABetaInfo, this feature is still under alpha stage development. Even you have the latest WhatsApp beta version for Android, you won’t be able to use the self-destructing feature. Once WhatsApp rolls out for the beta users, then probably you can try to use the feature.

    Only group admin has control over this feature

    At this moment, this feature is only available for the group chats only. Only group admin has the permission to turn on this feature. We are expecting WhatsApp to roll out this feature to private chat as well. You can easily choose the time limit for the message to disappear. There will be two options which as 5 seconds and 1 hour for now.

    In conclusion, this feature is confirmed coming to Android devices. Unfortunately, we are not sure whether this feature will be available for the iOS devices too. This feature will support on the WhatsApp for Web as well. Stay tuned for more updates on this from us.

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    Raaj Lokanathan
    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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