WhatsApp New Self Destruct Message Feature Coming Soon!!!
According to WaBetaInfo, WhatsApp is preparing the functionality of messages that disappear. That is a facility for groups in which the messages would expire after a certain time.
Right now, the feature seems to be quite interesting and allows you to set a time limit. So, the messages disappear in five seconds or in one hour. If this feature finally comes out, it is most likely that other time intervals are included.
Expiring Messages Are Coming
WhatsApp following the footsteps of Telegram including its own messages that self-destruct after a certain time. As WaBetaInfo has discovered, this feature is already under development and would be integrated into groups and not personal chats, at least for now. Its operation is very simple. Group admins can configure messages to self-destruct over time. Thus, the message will be deleted automatically after that time. Also, it won’t show any “message deleted” prompt, as in the delete function.
What is not entirely clear is when the time starts to count. The normal thing in other messaging apps is that the countdown occurs since each person reads the message. It can lead to a progressive deletion in a group with several people who read the message at different times.
Currently, it is a function for groups, although nothing prevents WhatsApp from later extending it to private chats. By the way, this is not the first time that Facebook plays with the idea, because the secret conversations in Facebook Messenger already have the function of self-destructing messages.