Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has started testing its disappearing message shortcut button. The company introduced the feature to some Android beta testers. According to the report, WhatsApp is reportedly working on redesigning its latest disappearing messages section in the WhatsApp beta for the Android 188.8.131.52 update. It is easy to mark both new and old chats as disappearing threads. In addition, for the disappearing message, the 184.108.40.206 update is available for more testers. Interestingly, the messaging app is launching an additional entry point for its disappearing message feature.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, a website that tracks new features of WhatsApp, some testers have used the new feature after downloading the updated version of WhatsApp beta for Android (220.127.116.11 version).
The new shortcut feature can be accessed from the Manage Storage section and it claims to be a space saving tool. After using this new section, it will be easy to mark both new and old chats as ‘disappearing threads’.
In addition, reports show that users can set disappearing messages with a timer to automatically delete irrelevant media. Users will also be able to get the option to configure this feature by opening this chat information in their privacy settings.
You can run one account on two devices
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is reportedly allowing some users to use their accounts on multiple devices. According to a report by BGR, the instant messaging platform is allowing beta testers to link their WhatsApp account to another device, ie a tablet. The report says that the WhatsApp beta channel is alerting users to connect their accounts to the tablet version of WhatsApp.
Android users, who have enrolled in WhatsApp’s beta program, are reportedly seeing a banner that says, “Android tablet? Tablet is available for WhatsApp beta tester.”