Last year, WhatsApp released a new feature that would let users send ‘self-destructing’ messages, however, the messages would disappear after 7 days which was rather useless. Now, according to WABetaInfo, the chat app is working on a 24-hour option on the same.
The Facebook-owned app will not replace the 7-day option with the 24-hour option.
The screenshot shared by the platform shows the 24 hours option in the section where users enable/ disable disappearing messages for personal and group chats.
WhatsApp earlier used to only let admins control Disappearing Messages. Recently, it released an update for iOS that allows all participants in a group to change the Disappearing Messages setting by default. WhatsApp is also testing the ability to bring the disappearing photos feature to both Android and iOS platforms.
There’s no word on when the 24-hour option will join the existing week-long period. WABetaInfo believes it will be available in a “future update.”