WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 220.127.116.11.
What’s new in this update? Discover all details below!
|Name of the feature?||Self-Destructing Media|
|Availability?||The feature will be available in a future update.|
|I’ve the same version but I don’t see this news, why?||The feature isn’t available yet for the public, but you can see a preview here.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168: what’s new?|
We published an article the last year, sharing the first details about the possibility to share self-destructing media on WhatsApp.
The feature is still under development, but there are new details. WhatsApp is working on an alert to introduce the feature, when it will be enabled:
WhatsApp explains that this feature will help sending photos and videos more privately, because recipients can only open your photo or video once, before it disappears.
WhatsApp intends to specify that recipients can still take screenshots to save the self-destructing media: so we can understand that they do not want to implement a screenshot/video capture detection feature in WhatsApp for this type of media.
The feature is under development for iOS and Android and it will be available in a future update.
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