Popular messaging app WhatsApp keeps adding new features to its platform. According to reports, WhatsApp is working on a new feature. After this feature, the messages sent by the users will be automatically deleted after some time. Facebook-owned company WhatsApp is currently testing this new feature. As WABetaInfo reports, this new feature of WhatsApp has been spotted in beta version 3.12.5.
In the latest version 188.8.131.52, users can enable an expiration message in Settings. This feature will allow users to use the auto-delete message feature in the chat after 3 days. After the arrival of this feature, WhatsApp message will be deleted from chat after the time specified by the user. The user sending the message will have to mark the chat as disabled. This feature is currently viewed for group chat. For this, the user has to go to the group info and go to the display and turn on the timer. The message sent by the user will be automatically deleted after the specified time. This feature is not currently available for the public beta version. The older beta version revealed that WhatsApp’s expiring message feature would be available for personal chat as well as group chat. The purpose of this feature is slightly different from the self-distracting message found on an app like Snapchat.
Reportedly, WhatsApp intends to soften chat and the overall app by auto-deleting old chats. The new version has a time limit of 3 days to delete chat. WhatsApp can also give users the option of 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month and 1 year for auto-delete messages.
This feature is like a little delete for all feature. The delete for all feature gives the user the option to delete the chat. But this option is only for some time. But now the user can delete the forwarded message by setting the timer. WhatsApp had earlier released a new update for Android beta version users. After this update, users will be able to hide their WhatsApp status from the contact. This updated version has been released in beta since 6.12.20. This feature has been named Hidden Muted Status Update by WhatsApp.