This message will self-destruct in … one hour, one day, one week, one month or one year. This is the new function that WhatsApp will offer to users, who can program the self-destruction of everything they say within the groups of the app.
The WaBetaInfo website has confirmed this functionality with images: it is called ‘Delete Messages’ and is in the beta 2.19.348 for Android.
The way to use them is simple: we select a message and decide when we want it to self-destruct (in an hour, a day, a week, a month or a year). That easy. AND you can forget to erase what is written, since it will be WhatsApp who does it.
This programmed self-destruction of messages, although it has been highly demanded and expected by users, It has some limitations -at least based on the beta that has leaked-, and that is can only be used within groups, not in chats individual and as long as the group administrator has previously activated this option.
We still don't know the date of publication for this function, but whoever wants – with Android operating system – sign up for the beta test of the app through the Google Play Store. There are no requirements to participate, although you must keep in mind that this version of WhatsApp is not a stable version, so it can present errors.
It has not been confirmed if they will be released in the next version of WhatsApp, but the fact that the application has adapted them to the dark mode -which also keeps developing- could indicate that future messages that self-destruct would be quite close to seeing the light.
There is always ‘the corpse’ (the trace of the deletion is made clear with “This message was deleted”), but the option to delete what is said is one of the most popular and beloved in WhatsApp.