After circulating the dark mode to all users of the application, WhatsApp continues its endless process of improvement bringing back into vogue a feature already available for years in the competing apps: the automatic deletion of messages.
In the beta versions 2.20.83 and 2.20.84 of WhatsApp the possibility of setting a countdown for the automatic deletion of messages in traditional conversations has reappeared. Already glimpsed in the past, more recently it seemed that WhatsApp had decided to reserve this function only for group chats, while now the plans may have changed again.
WhatsApp: the self-destruction of messages is coming soon
As you can see from the pictures, in the menu dedicated to two-party conversations, the item relating to the self-destruction of messages has reappeared, with timers that can be set from a minimum to 1 hour to a maximum of 1 year. Once the function is activated, a clock icon will appear next to the sending time, in order to underline that the message will be destined for self-destruction, after the pre-set period of time has elapsed.
At the moment it is not clear if and when this feature will make its way up to the stable version for all WhatsApp users, but what is certain is that the development team is seriously working on it. Would it be convenient for you, or would you give priority to some other function still missing? Let us know what do you think, write to us your opinion in the comment box below.
The Delete Messages feature is not available yet.
This feature is under development: it means that WhatsApp is working on this feature and there isn’t any release date available.
If you don’t see the update on the Play Store, please be patient until Google will roll out for you (probably according to WhatsApp preferences).