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Saturday Oct 05 2019
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WhatsApp working to bring a ‘self-destruct’ feature for sensitive messages

By
Web Desk
WhatsApp working to bring a ‘self-destruct’ feature for sensitive messages. Photo: Tech Foe

WhatsApp is continuing its efforts to bring forth ease for all of its users with updates rolling out, one of which appears to be the much-anticipated ‘self-destruction’ feature for sensitive messages.

A report by WABetaInfo revealed that beta users of the social messaging application are able to use a ‘self-destruction’ feature that allows them to set a time limit to the messages they send before they disappear completely.

The feature can be utilized by users who want to send confidential or sensitive pieces of information that they wish to not make permanent for the recipient.

Reports revealed that the feature first emerged on the Android version of the application but is still not accessible for all of its beta users.

The feature had previously been available on other social messaging applications as well including Telegram with its Secret Chats feature as well as Gmail which last year allowed users to send in confidential emails through a similar feature as well. 

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