WhatsApp is reportedly developing a self destructing messages. The feature will allow you to set your messages to self-destruct after a set period of time.
This new feature first appeared in version 2.19.275 of the Android app, but WABetaInfo, who first discovered the feature, notes that it might not be available to everyone on the beta just yet.
Currently, WhatsApp’s implementation of the feature looks a lot more basic, although WABetaInfo notes that it’s currently early in development and is likely to be subject to change.
In its current form, WhatsApp lets you set messages to delete after either 5 seconds or an hour (there’s no in-between), and the feature also only appears to be available in group chats, where you have to commit to having every message sent in the chat deleted after a set period of time.
WABetaInfo doesn’t have much details on when the feature might be available for everyone, or what features will it have. Also there is no confirmation from the company about this new feature but we hope to hear something soon from the company.