WhatsApp recently introduced the feature called ephemeral messages, thanks to which it is possible to set the self-deletion of a specific chat after a certain period of time. If enabled, the app will delete messages after 7 days and the WhatsApp developers are working on an option to do this every 24 hours. But not only that: apparently the company is working on adding a 90 day option.
WhatsApp: news for ephemeral messages
WhatsApp is definitely not the messaging app with the most features on the market, but it is by far one of the most popular, with a installed base of billions of users. Now it seems that the application slowly wants to add a lot of new things regarding the user experience, starting with ephemeral messages, introduced a few months ago.
Now these “disappearing” messages should be able to be set for self-deletion 90 days from the time they were sent. The new feature was discovered by WABetaInfo in the beta update 184.108.40.206, still available for users. It should be noted that not even the ephemeral 24-hour messages are currently available to the public, although for them we probably won’t have to wait much longer.
When these options, currently still under development, finally land in the app, we will probably see the relative one disappeared after 7 days remain available together with the other two. Of course, this means that WhatsApp is starting to give its users more control over sensitive chats, even if it still has a long way to go compared to alternatives like Telegram.
For now, we still have to settle for self-deleting messages every seven days, but it’s realistic to imagine that WhatsApp developers won’t take long to make these improvements to their messaging app. Let’s just hope they are the first of many.