WhatsApp Updating Self-Destructing 'Delete Message' Feature in Latest Android Beta

WhatsApp has come up with some new features in the past. WhatsApp has released one such feature that is self-destructing/disappearing message after a period of time. The WhatsApp is reportedly resuming work on the feature as spotted in the latest Android beta update.

In the latest beta, ‘self-destructing’ messages has been named as ‘deleted messages’ and it has also been implemented in the dark mode. As the feature, ‘delete messages’ is presently under development, you will not be able to notice it being updated to the latest beta version.

However, the feature has been spotted in the latest Android beta version 2.19.348 and you will not be able to notice it since it is still under development.

You can get the feature in the contact info or group settings. The latest feature ‘delete messages’ lets you mark your WhatsApp chat as ‘deleted’ by enabling the option “Delete messages”, in Group Info where the feature will be made available to everyone.

If you tap on the ‘delete messages’ option, you can select the message expiration time which includes 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week and so on. This is slightly different from self-destructing messages where the time limit was 5 seconds, 1 hour and so on.

The latest Android beta update can be installed via Google Play beta programme or can alternatively be side-loaded using an APK from APK Mirror. The Dark Mode feature, that is under development and the latest feature was first spotted by WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo. There is no official information so far about when this feature will be enabled for bets users or when the stable version of it will be released.