WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 18.104.22.168. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 22.214.171.124 and the TestFlight build is 23.7.0 (461521217).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on 15 additional durations for disappearing messages, available in a future update of the app!
|Name of the feature?||15 additional durations – disappearing messages|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on bringing additional durations for disappearing messages to a future update of the app.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||This feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|How to join the community on WhatsApp?||WABetaInfo Community|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp news of the week: feature to lock chats and keep them hidden on Android beta!|
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15 ADDITIONAL DURATIONS
Last week, we shared an article about a new feature under development on WhatsApp Desktop beta: an update for disappearing messages. The update would bring 15 new durations for disappearing messages, in addition to those already available such as 24 hours, 7 days, and 90 days. Thanks to these new durations, disappearing messages will be an even more relevant option and will attract more users. The feature is still in development on WhatsApp Desktop beta but, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 126.96.36.199 update, we discovered that it is also under development on the iOS app:
As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp is developing new durations for disappearing messages, available in the future when selecting the “More Durations…” row. We previously announced the development of this feature in a previous article about the WhatsApp Desktop beta app but this update serves as a confirmation of that announcement.
The upcoming update will offer users 15 new options when setting up disappearing messages, including durations of 1 year, 180 days, 60 days, 30 days, 21 days, 14 days, 6 days, 5 days, 4 days, 3 days, 2 days, 12 hours, 6 hours, 3 hours, and 1 hour. This feature will surely offer users greater control over their messages, especially for sensitive or confidential information that needs to be kept secure. The 1-hour duration, in particular, may be useful for these messages as it ensures that the message is not stored on the recipient’s device for too long.
This feature is currently under development and will be released in a future update. When new information becomes available, we will continue to post updates and news on this website.
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