SAN FRANCISCO: The freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service, WhatsApp is at full throttle after enabling the dark mode feature in their app. It is alleged that the company has been working on a new feature for the messaging app in which, the texts will have the ability to disappear as per the time set by the user so sent them. It's being called 'self-destructing messages'.
In the forthcoming beta versions of the app, which will be 2.20.83 and 2.2084, the self destruct feature will be available for the users to try in their private chats. A message which has been sent can be set to self destruct by choosing a timer which can be of an hour, a day, a month or even a year, after which the message will stop showcasing to both the sender and the receiver.
As of now, only the beta trials of the feature has been revealed. There has been no confirmation by the company as to when the feature will be made available in the actual app. However, it has been reported that the team of developers from the company are working on the said feature.
Another report states that the self destruct feature will only be available in group chats when the admin of the group enables the option for it. Once it is permitted, the feature will be found in the contact info section or group settings.
The self destruct mode for messages will also contain an on and off button, other than that the time limit varying from a few minutes to a year will be available for the users to choose from.