WhatsApp is currently testing a new feature that would enable users of the messaging platform to set their messages to auto-destroy after a particular period. The new ‘disappearing messages’ functionality was first implemented into the WhatsApp 2.19.275 update version of the app, but according to WABetaInfo, who found the feature, it might not be available to each beta registered users at the moment.
The Facebook-owned messaging app’s new feature has been long requested. Users can now sigh because if the feature is currently being tested, it means that it will soon be rolled out into the application.
With the new ‘disappearing messages’ functionality, group admins will be able to choose a particular timeframe for messages on the group. Once a message attains the set duration, it will be automatically destroyed, as the news portal GSMArena recently noted. This will make it more comfortable for group admins to manage old messages and conversations. Initially, the brand new functionality was believed to be available for both individual chats and group conversations. Still, recent reports say that the feature will only be accessible to group chats only.
WhatsApp Beta Tests the ‘Disappearing Messages’ Feature
The WABetaInfo website, which stays up to date with all the developments of the beta version of WhatsApp, had also reported that the long-awaited dark theme feature is prepared for the Android variant of the messaging app and will roll out with an update. Allegedly, some users have already tested the new theme.
WhatsApp is also testing the new beta update for iOS devices, which would come with features such as ‘hide muted status update,’ ‘splash screen,’ and app badge enhancements, as well as many others. The new splash screen would basically allow users to see the app’s logo when they open WhatsApp on their iPhones. This feature is also accessible on the Android beta application.
There aren’t any details regarding the release of the feature for every WhatsApp user, or what capacities it will eventually pack. However, it will soon be announced and released, so there is not much time to wait until we can put it to use.