After launching disappearing messages last year, WhatsApp is now working on images that self-destruct when you leave a chat.
In November, WhatsApp started rolling out a
If seven days seems like an eternity to you, worry not – WhatsApp is now working on a new feature that causes images to disappear when you leave a chat.
According to WABetaInfo, the new feature, which is still in development, will be available on iOS and Android when rolled out. We don’t actually know when that might be, but the next two to three months is a realistic timeframe.
WhatsApp is working on self-destructing photos in a future update for iOS and Android.
• Self-destructing photos cannot be exported from WhatsApp.
• WhatsApp didn't implement a screenshot detection for self-destructing photos yet.
Same concept from Instagram Direct. ⏱ pic.twitter.com/LLsezVL2Hj
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 3, 2021
We know little about this feature, apart from the fact that you can’t save disappearing photos to use them elsewhere. You may be able to take a screenshot, of course, as there is no such detection – at least at the moment.
According to WABetaInfo, Instagram Direct disappearing messages work in exactly the same way.
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