WhatsApp for Android has a glimpse of the new feature. Which will be called ‘Expiring Media’. As the name suggests, this feature will make media files sent to users such as images, videos, and GIFs disappear after a single view. Initially, information about this feature was obtained-through WhatsApp beta. But the latest beta version has now suggested how this feature will ultimately work for users.
As seen in the screenshots shared by WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo of WhatsApp beta, the instant messaging app will inform users receiving the message about the expiring media feature via a pop-up message. This pop-up message will say, “This media will disappear once you leave this chat.” (This media file will disappear as soon as you leave the chat). This message will be visible to the user on the shared media file using the new feature.
Apart from this, in a screenshot shared through the source, it can also be seen that as soon as the user receiving the message leaves the chat, a bubble will appear which will say “View once photo expired”. WhatsApp will also introduce a dedicated button for this feature. which will help in sending files enabling the expiring media feature. This button can be called View Once.
The reference has been part of the latest WhatsApp beta version, though the feature is not visible to end-users. But, as the information is progressing in terms of the information revealed earlier. it can be expected that in the future it can be made available to at least beta testers.
Apart from expiring messaging features-it can also bring some new features, which have been part of the app’s plans for some time.