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What about copying Snapchat? Your WhatsApp messages could disappear

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Following in the footsteps of one of the functions that characterize Snapchat and similar platforms, WhatsApp is launching a new test: messages that disappear. The popular messaging service, owned by Facebook, is developing an option to make the messages disappear after a set time, as you saw WABetaInfo in a new beta version of the app.

This means that, if the test arrives to the official version of the service, users of WhatsApp could create messages that disappear, and not just in the group chat. The code of the application currently suggests that users can set messages to disappear after the margin of five seconds at a time. After that time, the message disappears from the thread of the chat group. The option can be activated and deactivated in the settings of the group.

While the code is set up only to group text, the blog WABetaInfo says that the tool will be implemented in a private message, after you try the function in groups.

Take into account that, as it is a beta test, the function of the messages that disappear are not yet available. It was said that WhatsApp is working on the role of this update to ensure the best experience error-free before deciding a release that is broader, that would simply updating your app to the latest version.

The idea of social networks and ephemeral, first popularized by the function of Stories in Snapchat, it has been extended across multiple platforms. The additional layer of protection when you configure the disappearance of a message could become an important feature for WhatsApp, a platform based on the idea of messaging is secure and encrypted.

The parent company Facebook has promised a movement toward more private social networks. That way, you give a message an expiration date in the group chat probably would decrease the number of views and referrals,as well as the unpopular message chains.

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