Home News Facebook-owned WhatsApp to introduce Instagram-style self-destructing messages

Facebook-owned WhatsApp to introduce Instagram-style self-destructing messages


Destroy your messages – before they destroy you (Image: Getty)

WhatsApp is about to give users the ability to send messages which destroy themselves after a set period of time.

The concept of an auto-deleting post was made famous by Snapchat, which prompted a moral panic stoked by grown-ups who were concerned young people were using the app to send nudes.

Then Facebook introduced the feature in Instagram and now it’s about to grant WhatsApp fans the same superpower.

The reliable website WABetaInfo has claimed the feature is on the way and has been included in an early beta version of the WhatsApp software.

You’ll be able to choose whether posts vanish in five seconds or a minute.

The feature will be called ‘disappearing messages’ and will work in group chats and probably one-on-one conversations as well.

When these new type of messages are introduced, a new option is likely to be introduced in group settings which will allow users to switch it on and off.





READ SOURCE

READ  NY governor takes aim at Facebook over data

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here