Messages that self-destruct are one of the biggest novelties integrated by WhatsApp in recent years. Despite the fact that it is quite a useful functionality, WhatsApp still has a lot to improve in this section and it seems that it already has plans to do so, or at least that is what has been leaked thanks to WaBetaInfo.
WhatsApp launched self-destructing messages in 2020 so it was about time that more features were added to it. Today it has been leaked that soon we will enjoy a great update for these messages. The update will add time periods for self-destructing messages.
As has been seen thanks to WaBetaInfo, messages that self-destruct in WhatsApp will offer up to 15 different options so that they are automatically deleted. Yes, the future that WhatsApp proposes within the application is one in which the users they will have control when a message is deleted.
Till the date the options that WhatsApp showed were only three: 24 hours, 7 days or 90 days. WhatsApp will change these rules to add as many useful options as possible, although this may cause many users to complain since some of these options do not make much sense when it comes to a message that self-destructs.
WhatsApp will update messages that self-destruct to offer many more options
These would be the new filtered options: 1 hour, 3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours, 2 days, 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 14 days, 21 days, 30 days, 60 days, 180 days and 1 year. Yes, it may not make much sense after 5 days to send a message that self-destructs. But it is something that can be interesting in certain situations.
And, it is that, for example, we send messages with important data that we do not want to last over time for a specific period in a WhatsApp chat, it may be convenient to mark the option of 60 days or 1 year just to be healthy. about this information that has been sent by WhatsApp.
The options They have been seen in the application for computers, although not on WhatsApp Web. We will have to wait to see if they are implemented in WhatsApp for Android or iOS mobiles and, of course, in the version WhatsApp Web that many users use on their computers when they do not want to install the app.