WhatsApp is boosting its features to support sensitive messages by working a 90-day option to their disappearing messages option which was just recently introduced.
Disappearing messages is a feature that is the foundation of what Snapchat is built on, where you set specifications for messages to self-destruct after a certain period.
This is a handy feature especially for people who do not desire to have everything they share online to be a permanent digital record.
Last year, the Facebook-owned company rolled out the disappearing Messages feature with the option to self-destruct but only after 7 days. Not much, but at least it began their journey towards offering messaging that felt a bit more private.
At the beginning of August 19, 2021, WhatsApp introduced View Once for photos and videos, which makes media disappear once a recipient has opened, improving a sense of privacy once more.
In the recent past, the company has been working on developing a 24-hour option alongside the current 7 days given to disappearing messages.
In their submission to the Google Play Beta Program, WhatsApp is going a step further and giving another 90-day option to self-destructing messages.
In future updates whenever these make it out of the beta program, you will be able to choose between keeping the disappearing feature off or self-destruct after 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days.
Pretty handy, but I would personally love to have a View Once for messages too. Wouldn’t you?