WhatsApp again tested self-destructive messages in groups in the Beta version for Android. The feature has been tried at least since October, when it appeared in the app with the name of Messages that disappear "(Disappearing messages). In the new update, the tool called Delete messages.
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According to the specialized website WABetaInfo, administrators can set different expiration dates for new messages sent by members of a group: an hour, a day, a week, a month or a year. Prints obtained through the portal show the configuration screens also with the long awaited dark look, which may arrive soon. The experimental feature is available for testing in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android, in the 2.19.348 update released as of this Monday (25).
WhatsApp tests message self-destruct feature again Photo: Anna Kellen Bull / TechTudo
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The function can make the messenger look like Snapchat and the secret chat of Telegram. But, everything indicates that it is exclusive to groups and cannot be activated in private conversations. The novelty must also be different from the Erase for All feature, as it has the proposal to be automatic: as the term stipulated by the administrator expires, the message disappears from the history alone.
The novelty appeared hidden in the update number 2.19.348, released in recent days. However, only a small portion of users who have the experimental app installed can access the function. It is not yet known when the resource will be released in the stable version in the application on both Android and iPhone (iOS).
WhatsApp can allow self-destruct messages within an hour to a year Photo: Reproduo / WABetaInfo
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