Whatsapp is working on a new feature “Self destructing messages” reported by WABetainfo
The self-destructing messages options can be found in beta versions of the app.
The new feature will allow users to set how long messages can remain in chats using a timer. A clock icon on the app indicates how much time is left before the message disappears.
Whatsapp has not yet confirmed when the new option will be introduced in the messaging App.
Once the new option is available, users can mark the chat as “disappeared” enabling the option “Disappearing messages”. Having enabled this option, any message will be automatically removed and also there will be no tracks available in the chat about deleted messages.
📝 WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.83 and 2.20.84: what's new?
WhatsApp is working again on the new Delete Messages feature, that will automatically removes messages. New tests include individual chats too!https://t.co/xBzJ8yrTi5
NOTE: This feature will be available in future.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 13, 2020
WABeta Info reports that the feature still in initial state of development. There has been no confirmation as whether other reporting screenshots or preventing text-copying will be added along with the update.
WhatsApp was recently criticized for frequent security breaches. Whatsapp messaging tools, is used by 2 billion people monthly. It has endorsed security and privacy, as messages on the platform being encrypted end-to-end so that WhatsApp and third parties cannot read or listen to them.