The instant messaging mode is aimed at people who are careful about privacy and don’t want to store their chats on WhatsApp. New web feature WABetaInfo.com Facebook Founder and President Mark Zuckerberg and WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart confirmed.
The mode will be optional. It is up to each user whether he wants to play it or not. If you decide to turn it on, the messages will be deleted after the first reading. In practice, it will look like, for example, to send someone a photo, and he will view it and for the second time will not have the opportunity. The message simply disappears from the chat.
This feature is currently under development and will be available in an updated version of WhatsApp for Android and iOS. The planned novelty is not a turning point in the world of chat apps. As the svetandroida.cz website reminds us, Snapchat once offered this functionality.
It also draws attention to the upcoming mode issue which is the ability to take screenshots. If the user does not want messages to remain in the chat, it is not in his interest to “take evidence” in the form of screenshots. Snapchat blocks this option immediately after turning on the function, so WhatsApp will likely behave similarly.
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