WhatsApp is developing a significant new feature that will change the way people use the messaging application; the automatic deleting of sent messages.
A beta update for Android has been released by WhatsApp to automatically delete messages.
The feature, originally called Disappearing Messages, allows WhatsApp users to automatically delete messages after a certain period of time. The feature was renamed Delete Messages and has also been implemented in Dark Mode, which is still in development stage.
Delete Messages is also still under development, hence you likely won’t see it even if users update the latest version of WhatsApp Beta. The latest WhatsApp Android beta is available on the 2.19.348 version. This update can be installed via the Google Play beta program.
The Delete Messages feature is available in Contact Info or Group Settings, and can only be enabled by the admin. Delete Messages allows users to set how long a message will last before it’s automatically deleted – it can be in hours, days, weeks, months, and even yearly. This option will change when the full version is released.