The Android beta version of WhatsApp has been updated. The update heralds the approaching of the self-destructing media feature. This feature looks like the “Status” feature is integrated into chats. However, the working principle of the feature is not based on time.
WhatsApp developers have updated the Android beta version of the app. This update reveals the presence of a feature tested by the developer team. With this feature, users will be able to send “self-destructing” media content to each other. You can think of this feature as an enhanced version of the “Status” feature that disappears in 24 hours.
This feature, which appeared in the Android beta version of WhatsApp with the code of 18.104.22.168, works a little differently from the situations. As we all know, this feature, which can be used on both WhatsApp and other platforms, ensures that the post is destroyed within 24 hours. However, the new feature in WhatsApp is not set for any period of time. After retrieving the media content that disappeared on its own and exiting that chat menu, the user cannot access the relevant media content again.
This is how the new feature of WhatsApp that is being tested looks like
The new feature of WhatsApp that appeared in the latest Android beta version adds a new button right next to the media sending button. A WhatsApp user using this button will inform the other party that the photo, video or GIF file he sends is a self-destructing media. The user who receives the content in question will not be able to access that media again after leaving that chat page.
This feature seems to have been created to keep users safe. However, in this context, it is possible to take a screenshot of the relevant post. It is currently unknown whether a notification will be sent if the screen recording is received in the new feature that WhatsApp developers have started testing, or whether these media will be protected against screen capture.
WhatsApp developers have not made any statements regarding the self-destructing media feature they started testing. So when this feature will be available is unknown. Also, the developer team may be trying to make this feature even more functional. All these details will begin to show up in the next Android beta versions of WhatsApp.