New function: WhatsApp messages should soon disappear by themselves
Created: 2022-12-20 15:11
By: Ines Baur
The messenger service WhatsApp is constantly working on new functions.
(Iconic image) © Fabian Sommer/dpa
WhatsApp keeps reinventing itself.
A function is apparently in the works that will make it possible to hide sent messages.
Mountain View – People all over the world use the messenger service WhatsApp.
The number of monthly active users of the messenger is around two billion.
This makes WhatsApp the most popular and most used messenger service globally.
WhatsApp now offers its users much more than just sending simple text messages.
Audio files, links, videos, photos or online articles can be sent via WhatsApp to individuals or to members in a group.
New WhatsApp function: Messages can be sent and then automatically deleted
In the future, the automated deletion of a read message should be one of the functions.
According to the information portal
, there should be another symbol next to the conventional triangular "send" arrow: a small lap.
If you click on it, you can ensure that a message can only be read once.
Then the text message disappears from the chat without further action.
According to the information service, a screenshot is not possible.
"As with images and videos, text messages cannot be forwarded or copied." As the feature is still being developed, the layout is not yet certain.
Text messages displayed once should come with a future update of the WhatsApp beta for Android.
WhatsApp: New functions should also serve the data security of users
According to WABetaInfo
, the new one-way message function could prove to be very useful
For example, "if you are sharing very important information and want to delete it immediately from the recipient's phone for privacy reasons."
After WhatsApp was confronted with a data theft from millions of users, the fans' joy at the new functions is understandable.
Not too long ago, the news service announced that it would introduce the "Message Yourself" function.