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WhatsApp Testing a Key Feature to Help Users Self-destruct Posts

Disappearing Messages feature would be useful for those who share sensitive information on WhatsApp

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WhatsApp is testing a key feature to give its users an ability to self-destruct their messages after a set period of time.

The developers have seen the feature that allows users to set their messages to self-destruct in the recently released public beta version of WhatsApp for Android a” dubbed as “v2.19.275”.

According to WABetaInfo that keeps track on WhatsApp features, the Facebook-owned platform is finally working on new features, including the new “Disappearing Messages” feature.

“As the name suggests, any message eligible to be ‘disappeared’, will be automatically deleted from the chat!” said the website.

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Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to logos of social media apps Signal, Whatsapp and Telegram projected on a screen in this picture illustration. VOA

When the chat is marked as “disappeared,” all messages will be automatically removed after a certain interval.

The user will be able to mark the chat as “disappeared” enabling the option “Disappearing messages”, in Group Info.

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It’s one of the most popular features on highly-encrypted chat platform Telegram.

Disappearing Messages feature would be useful for those who share sensitive information on WhatsApp. (IANS)

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WhatsApp Now Back on Google Play Store After its Sudden Disappearance

Due to the sudden disappearance, those who were looking to join WhatsApp for the first time were not able to install it via the Play Store

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Saturday confirmed that the app was now back on the Google App store after its sudden disappearance.

New users’ can download the app on Android phones by just typing WhatsApp on the search box of Google Play Store.

Unfortunately, the reason for the short absence remains unclear.

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Users on Friday reported that the Facebook-owned instant chat messenger app disappeared from the Google Play Store.

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Due to the sudden disappearance, those who were looking to join WhatsApp for the first time were not able to install it via the Play Store. (IANS)