Facebook is bringing another Snapchat feature to WhatsApp
October 2, 2019

Disappearing messages will soon come to the messaging app.

A recent beta for WhatsApp may have hinted that it is bringing another Snapchat feature to the app – disappearing messages. The Facebook-owned WhatsApp is currently one of the most popular messaging clients in the world, with more than 1 billion registered users.

Just like Snapchat, users can send messages in the form of a text, video or image to a recipient and give a specific time until it expires. After the timer, the message will automatically be deleted. The feature will apply to both individual and group chats.

The screenshot above (courtesy of @WABetaInfo) does give an insight as to how the Disappearing Messages feature will look like – though you only have two choices for timed messages: 5 seconds and 1 hour. 

It is worth noting though that this feature has only appeared on a developer build of WhatsApp, so it might take a while before it rolls out to everyone – or at least if they decide to. 

Would you like this WhatsApp feature to roll out to the public? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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