WhatsApp has recently submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.19.275.
Let’s find out together what is new ..
- The Disappearing messages feature is not available yet.
- WhatsApp is working on the feature in this update in order to ensure the best bug-free experience for you, before the release for everyone.
- For this reason, there is no issue if you have updated your WhatsApp beta version and it’s not visible for you, seen that it’s under development.
- We have no details about when the feature will be released for everyone. So, for this reason, we invite you to be patient.
WhatsApp is finally working on new features, that will be available in next updates. Today we are happy to present the new Disappearing Messages feature!
As the name suggests, any message eligible to be “disappeared”, will be automatically deleted from the chat!
How is a message eligible to be “disappeared”? At present, when the chat is marked as “disappeared” all messages will be automatically removed after a certain interval.
The user can mark the chat as “disappeared” enabling the option “Disappearing messages”, in Group Info (when the feature will be available for everyone):
Tapping “Disappearing messages”, WhatsApp will show the available options to select:
After enabling this option, any message will be automatically removed and there will be no tracks available in the chat about deleted messages.
The feature is in an alpha-stage of development: it means that WhatsApp is just starting to work on it, and no ETA is available to know when the feature will be available for everyone. Be sure that WhatsApp is actively working on the feature, in order to make it perfectly work for you.
As you can see in those screenshots, the feature will appear in Group Info, but we really think that it will be available for private chats too.
When news is available, I will immediately post an updated article or a tweet.
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