In November of last year 2020, WhatsApp finally implemented the highly sought after ephemeral messages, messages that must have disappeared after the appointed time, although they ended up being somewhat disappointing. While in beta, we saw that they were approaching with a plethora of options, his official landing was much more limited.
Ephemeral messages or temporary messages, as WhatsApp called them, were only activated with a possible disappearance period: one week. Now, however, from WABetaInfo, they predict that Facebook will continue to work to expand these options and that we may soon have a new period, seven times faster than the first: temporary messages with 24 hours of life
One day, one week, you choose
According to the WABetaInfo account, WhatsApp is preparing to expand the options by choosing that messages self-destruct and that we not only have the option of deciding that they disappear a week after being written and read. The new time to enter will be 24 hours.
Two options, for the moment, which you can configure at will. Messages that disappear in a week and messages that disappear in a day. The options that we saw coming in beta testing that showed us the possibility of messages evaporating even within an hour of reading them are still a long way off.
The operation of these temporary messages, however, will remain limited to groups and any user present in them will be able to configure the period in which they must disappear. No ephemeral messages for individual chats at this time, which we already have in other messaging apps. On WhatsApp, they very calmly take the arrival of ephemeral messages.
Via | WABetaInfo