WhatsApp is strongly committed to ephemeral messages and finalizes the new functions that are about to reach users
WhatsApp introduced last year the possibility of establishing a period of time after which messages and files would disappear. Currently, WhatsApp wants to go one step further and is working on a new option for messages that self-destruct within 24 hours, completing the already available seven-day option.
The messaging application has begun to test the possibility of establishing that messages are deleted after 24 hours, as reported by the WABetaInfo portal through Twitter. This option would be available for new messages after activating the option.
deleted every seven days
This new temporary option would complement the temporary messages feature introduced last year, which once activated, causes messages and files in a conversation to be automatically deleted every seven days.
The company is also testing self-destructing images, which allows users to submit photos that are automatically deleted when the user leaves the conversation.