Whatsapp to soon bring Snapchat like feature which will destruct text messages, images and videos. As per the reports, Whatsapp is working on an ‘Expiring Media‘ and ‘Expiring messages‘ feature.
Whatsapp Working on a Snapchat like Expiring Media Feature
According to WABetainfo, “the popular messaging app will be introducing “Expiring Media” feature which will destruct the videos and photos. This same feature is available in Snapchat when we send or receive a message once we read it the message disappears. Even when you send a photo or a video it disappears once we see.
So, we can expect that Whatsapp will soon bring an option to send anything in self-destructing message. Once you send the media and the other person has seen it, then it will be deleted.
📝 WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124: what’s new?
• WhatsApp is developing Expiring Media (Images, Videos and GIFs), like Instagram! The media will be self destructed after viewing it ⏱https://t.co/xTUCsJugKL
NOTE: The feature will be available in a future update.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) September 21, 2020
Do not get confused with the delete option which the app has. As this new feature is a different one. At present, there is an option to delete a message which says “Delete For Everyone” it will be replaced with “This media is expired.” So, this is about expiring media.
Now, in the case of Expiring messages i.e, self-destructing messages, once a person will view the content it will vanish. The format of the message will be according to that type that the person will know this message will get expire.
As per the reports, the “Expiring Media” feature is in the beta app on Android. Before rolling out for the users, it will do a few changes which are necessary. And you will not be able to know if the recipient took a screenshot or not. This feature is available in Snapchat.
Apart from this, Whatsapp is also bringing a new update which will allow the users to use one WhatsApp account on four different devices. This multi-device support is in the final stage of development. As of now the launch date of this feature is not officially announced.