WhatsApp is reportedly working on ‘disappearing images’

Last year, WhatsApp introduced an ephemeral messages feature. However, these messages last for seven days, which is a long time for something to disappear after sending.

Thankfully, the chat app is working on a new mode that lets you send fleeting images, and those disappear as soon as you leave the chat.

The feature is currently under development, according to WABetaInfo. So settle down, you foolish little thing. But it’ll land on both iOS and Android versions, and that’s amazing. There are a couple of essential things to note here. First, you can’t save these photos in your gallery or copy them to another app. That’s good because you don’t want your sensitive images being exported out of the app.

However, there’s no screenshot detection feature as of yet. So, someone could potentially take a screenshot to keep a record of a brief photo. WABetaInfo noted that disappearing messages in Instagram Direct works in the same way.

Since this feature is under development, it hasn’t even made it to the app’s test versions. But we’ll keep an eye out for when it’s out and write a detailed guide on sending disappearing images in WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is reportedly working on ‘disappearing images’

Thomas Burn is a blogger, digital marketing expert and working with Techlofy. Being a social media enthusiast, he believes in the power of writing.

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