After bringing the dark mode feature to Android and iOS users, Whatsapp is now planning to introduce self-destructing messages. This feature will allow you to set a destructive timer for any message. That is, the message you sent will be deleted after a set time. It’s still unclear when the feature will be rolled out fully, but it is still on the developmental stage.
In two beta versions of the app, the option to set self-destructing messages in private chats can be found. The app versions are 2.20.83 and 2.20.84 and you can choose the expiry period of the messages between one hour, one day, one week, one month or one year.
Once you set the timer, a clock icon will appear next to the sent time, so you can keep track of when the message will disappear. The feature will be great for hiding sensitive conversation and information. We hope to update you, when the feature is finally rolled out on both Android and iOS.