WhatsApp will give users the ability to make their photos ephemeral in a conversation.



WhatsApp should soon allow self-destruction of images in a chat.

The feature will make an appearance in a future update for iOS and Android, according to a tweet posted by WABetaInfo.

According to research conducted by the specialist WhatsApp account, an icon will appear at the bottom left of a photo before it is shared on the application, relays 



It will then be proposed to establish a countdown allowing to decide for how long the visual will be visible by the interlocutor.

The photo is also deleted if a user leaves the current discussion (see on this tweet).

Cannot import the image to a smartphone

WhatsApp teams also plan to limit the export of visuals.

Thus, it will be possible to decide that the image cannot be imported to a smartphone.

An approach comparable to what we see on Snapchat or Instragam Live.

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Also new in favor of limiting data sharing, WhatsApp has not yet implemented screenshot detection for self-destructing photos.

An update with this new feature could arrive in the coming weeks.

For the moment, only the self-destruction of messages is taken into account by the messaging application.


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