WhatsApp, a messaging app, is introducing a new features ‘Missing Messages’ option, which will automatically delete the message from the mobile of the users who send and receive the message after seven days.
WhatsApp has more than two billion users worldwide. This is owned by Facebook. According to the app management, this option will also help to keep the messages private.
WhatsApp has also stated that users receiving messages under this option (if they want to save automatically deleted messages) will be able to take screenshots of such messages and any message, photo or video will be able to forward. This is a new feature in WhatsApp. This option will be introduced to WhatsApp users in late November.
The company said in a blog, that the option to delete messages after seven days will be given in order to be satisfied that the conversation will not last forever. Furthermore, at the same time you cannot forget what are you talking about?
In April 2019, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg reiterated his commitment to make changes to the social network. This will help the users regarding their privacy.
One of the proposed suggestions was how users would be able to share content in a permanent way. It will also include missing messages. The company is also working to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger.
The company’s rival messaging app, which was inspired by Facebook’s introduction of a number of features, was based on the principle of missing messages.
Ingrid London, a journalist working for TechCrunch, tweeted: “It’s amazing that WhatsApp took so long to introduce this feature. Because it lost the status option, which disappears in a day. It was introduced by TechCrunch in 2017. But WhatsApp introduces this new feature after the time of so long delay.