WhatsApp Is Working on a Self-Destructing Photos Feature

Pushing aside all the negative traction for its controversial privacy policy update, WhatsApp now aims at revamping its security system with the addition of a new feature for its users. The Facebook-owned company recently introduce self-destructing messages with a recent update. And now, it is looking to introduce the same feature for photos very soon.


According to a recent report from WABetaInfo, a self-destructing photos feature is currently in-the-works. You can see this feature in action via the screenshots attached in the tweet below:

Now, the report stated that the feature will work in a similar way as the self-destructing messages. Users will be able to set a timer, after which the shared image will automatically disappear from the chat window. The self-destructing image cannot be copied or imported from the chat window. Users, however, can take a screenshot of the image before disappears permanently.

Now, in the screenshots (attached below) showcasing the feature, you will see a timer icon on the left side of the text box while sending an image to a recipient.

WhatsApp Is Working on a Self Destructing Photos Feature

If the user enables the self-destruct feature for photos before sending them to a contact, it shows a message – “This media will disappear, once you leave this chat.” Apart from this, there are currently no other details about the time period after which the media will disappear.

The feature, as per WABetaInfo, is currently under testing. It will arrive on Android and iOS in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more information.

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