WhatsApp testing disappearing photos

WhatsApp working on Disappearing photos feature

WhatsApp is working on Disappearing Photos feature which allows users to send disappearing media files which cannot be shared or saved on your contact's mobile phone
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‘Disappearing Messages’ are a thing of the past as Whatsapp is testing the disappearing photos feature now. Yes, it is true, WhatsApp will introduce the Disappearing Photos feature to Android and iOS soon.

Wabetainfo has revealed some screenshots demonstrating this feature. It suggests that the photo will automatically disappear once the user opens it and leaves the individual chat or a group chat.

You will also be able to set an Instagram-like timer for the picture after which it will disappear from the chat. The app will show a clock-like icon These features will be introduced in both Android and iOS versions of WhatsApp.

Other messenger services like Telegram, already allow users to send self-destructing pictures. It also blocks users from taking screenshots of self-destructing messages or even record the screen. Most third-party recording apps also fail to work.

As of now, WhatsApp does not have any screenshot detection feature. Although, we might have this detection feature in a stable update of the messenger.

It simply means that you will not be allowed to save the media files on your smartphone or forward them to other contacts. Sounds secure, Isn’t it?

While these features are being tested for smartphones, there is no word about this feature making way to the desktop version of WhatsApp. It is a bit tricky to implement self-destructing media along with end-to-end encryption and multi-device support. Thus, it might take some time to roll-out.

That being said, WhatsApp has recently rolled out a new feature to amp up your messaging game. Yes, I’m talking about the feature that lets you import custom animated stickers. So now you can use a third-party app like Sticker Maker to create static or animated stickers and use them on WhatsApp. To use this feature, download the latest update of the application.

What do you think about this new feature from WhatsApp? Are you still wondering about the effects of Privacy Policy changes by WhatsApp? Have you migrated to a different messenger already?

Let us know in the comments below.

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