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WhatsApp launches automatic message deletion feature

The developers of the WhatsApp messenger started testing a new feature that allows you to automatically delete sent messages after a certain period of time.

According to the WABetaInfo portal, the new function appeared already in the beta version of WhatsApp 2.19.348 for Android. It can be turned on in the “Contact Information” and “Group Chat Settings” tabs. While in regular correspondence, the function of self-deleting messages can be used by each interlocutor, in group chats only administrators can use it.

According to the description of the possibilities for setting up a new function, the user himself will be able to choose the time period after which the message will be deleted. Options are offered – hour, day, week, month and year.

There is no information on the official release date of the self-deleting message feature in WhatsApp.