Soon you may be able to send ‘disappearing’ pictures on WhatsApp

Soon you may be able to send ‘disappearing’ pictures on WhatsApp

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp is soon expected to roll out an expiring messages feature, hints about which have been circulating for months.

Now, as an extension to that, it is being alleged that the app will also roll out an ‘Expiring Media’ feature that will include support for media files such as pictures, videos, GIFs, etc, as per the traces found by WABetaInfo in the latest beta version 2.20.201.1 of WhatsApp.

As per the report, the media file will automatically disappear from the recipient’s phone, once they leave the chat. The report explains that since the image will disappear after viewing it, it doesn’t come with an expiration timer for users to pre-set.

Users will first have to enable the feature which will lead to showing of a new button on the chat window. Tapping on this will then send the media file with an expiration. Also, the message will not be replaced with a message that you see when someone deletes a message instead it will completely vanish from the chat.

The report by WABetaInfo has said that right now there is no information about a screenshot detection for expiring media.

Back in August, WABetaInfo reported that once this feature is rolled out, users will be able turn on or off expiring messages for individual chats, however for group chats, only admins will have the option.

Further, enabling the expiring message feature will not affect users’ previously exchanged messages when it was disabled. This means that all previous messages will appear on the chat even if the feature is enabled and will apply to only the messages that are exchanged after the feature is enabled.

Source:-gadgetsnow

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