The option of self-destructing messages in the private chats found out in WhatsApp for the Android beta versions.
After launching the Dark Mode feature, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now working on a new feature, which will delete the messages automatically after a specific time as set by the users. By default, the feature is disabled, and till yet, it is not tried by the users.
WABetaInfo reported on Saturday that in two Android beta versions, i.e., 2.20.83 and 2.20.84 of the WhatsApp, the new feature has come. The option is to set self-destructing messages in private chats, and a user can choose the expiry period of the messages between the one hour, one day, one week, one month or one year. The feature was disabled by default, and users can’t yet access it.
Right now, it is not confirmed that when the new feature will come for the stable version, but it is a sign that the developers’ team is working on the feature.
According to a recent report, in the beginning, the feature will be available for group chats only, and the group’s administrators can enable it. After enabled, the feature can be toggled in Contact Info or the Group Settings.
The WhatsApp delete messages feature is expected to come with a toggle on/off button. And the users can choose a specific time, i.e., an hour, a day, a week, a month, or a year for the messages to disappear automatically.