WhatsApp For Android Starts Rolling Out ‘Expiring Messages’ Feature
The world’s most popular messaging app, WhatsApp, has started rolling out a new update for Android users under its Beta program. WhatsApp Beta 2.20.110 for Android brings in the much-awaited disappearing messages features. According to WABetaInfo, the update is already available for users who have enrolled for the beta program via the Google Play Store. Alongside the new ‘Expiring messages’ feature, the update finally also support for multiple devices.
The company has changed the name of the disappearing messages feature to ‘expiring messages’. To recall, when the company brought the ‘Delete messages for everyone’ feature, it internally referred to it as “Revoke Messages”.
The new beta update adds the feature, but it has not been made available for all users as of now. The Facebook-owned tech company has only added this into the code of the application and the feature will be toggled on later.
The new expiring messages feature will allow users to send messages with a timer on it. After the timer expires, the message will automatically be deleted from every device without leaving any trace. WhatsApp will reportedly show an indicator on the profile picture of the person who sends or receives the expiring message. The feature will also be available for groups, but it will only be controlled by group admins, and not everyone else.
The messaging company has also added support for multiple devices. The feature will allow users to access one WhatsApp account on multiple devices. This will also allow users to run WhatsApp web without needing to connect the phone to the internet. Isn’t it cool?
What do you think about these new updates?