WhatsApp is testing ‘Disappearing Photos’ feature, how it works?

Bol News  |  Mar 04, 2021

Global messaging application WhatsApp has been testing a lot of features on the Beta version before bringing it to everyone.

According to the reports, WhatsApp is working on a few features that will let users send disappearing/ self-destructing photos. WABetainfo has showcased the new feature via a Tweet in which we can see a new icon appearing inside the edit section of the media before sharing it.

The screenshots also disclosed that to send a disappearing photo, you need to choose photos from the gallery. Once selected, you will have to tap on the clock-like icon, which the app will display near the “Add a caption” bar. You are then all set to send disappearing photos to a contact. Users can see this process in the screenshots

WhatsApp is working on self-destructing photos in a future update for iOS and Android.• Self-destructing photos cannot be exported from WhatsApp.• WhatsApp didn’t implement a screenshot detection for self-destructing photos yet.

Same concept from Instagram Direct. ⏱ pic.twitter.com/LLsezVL2Hj

— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 3, 2021

The new disappearing photos feature works just like Instagram. The latter also lets you send self-destructing photos. After someone opens a disappearing photo or video you’ve sent them on Instagram, the message is no longer visible in their inbox unless you have allowed a replay of your message.

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