WhatsApp will soon allow sending disappearing photos

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After the launch of the temporary messaging feature last year, the WhatsApp now you must extend the function for sending images, which should disappear for both the sender and the receiver after a predefined period of time.

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According to  WaBetaInfo, which usually anticipates news about the application, the functionality will be available in a future update of iOS and Android. The change had already been put to the test in September last year. But now new details have been discovered.

How can it work?

Apparently, it will be possible to activate the “self-destructive photos” function by means of a small button located on the left side of the bar where the caption for the photo is typed. Upon touching the button, the user receives the message that the media will disappear – also for the recipient – as soon as he leaves the chat.

You can also configure the shared media to disappear as soon as the application is minimized or the conversation is closed. The recipient of the message will also be notified that the image will disappear as soon as he receives and opens the image.

Messages cannot be exported from WhatsApp, according to the WaBetaInfo. There is still no official date for the arrival of the appeal.

As WhatsApp has not yet implemented a screen capture detection for self-destructive photos – which would end the appeal of the function – there is a possibility that, as the application is still working on the project, something new might arise on the subject.

One of WhatsApp’s main competitors, the Telegram has, since 2017, the option of self-destructing photos and videos for a specified time, which can be from 1 to 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 1 hour or a week. The messaging platform also provides a screen capture detection feature that would notify the user on the other side if the person tries to take a screen capture.