Disappearing messages launch on WhatsApp beta

Jamie McKane

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Disappearing messages launch on WhatsApp beta

The latest WhatsApp beta update for Android includes the first signs of its upcoming "Disappearing Messages" feature, WABetaInfo reports.

This feature is still under development, and it has been included in the new beta update for the Android version of the messaging app.
 

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As long as WhatsApp has no ads it'll still continue to thrive.
Oh I think it would do just fine even with ads. They don't seem to have affected usage numbers of every other popular app and website in existence. Us techie types may get annoyed by them but most people seem quite happy to just live with it. (He says as he looks at 2 massive ads in the margins of his MyBB page).
 

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We live in hope... :) Seems ridiculous though, surely it would be one of the easier features to implement?
WA weekly feedback meeting: Top users request for the last 12 months - dark mode
WA developers: Let's give them picture status rather. Surely they want that rather than dark mode. And then we can sneak ads in there.
 

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Next phase will be ultimate message delete
Now id you delete within a specific period it will deleted from you and the receiver.
What if the receiver has forwarded it.....delete will not work there

Sure each message has an id(guid) from the originating sender, if new message it will not have an originating ID it will be generated by the sender. But if you receive it it should have the original ID in the message. When you forward it the originating ID goes with the original message and linked to the new sender(forwarder).

You as the originator deletes the message in the specific interval it will be removed from you and the receiver. The receiver phone then checks his history for that message ID and performs the delete on the forwarded receivers device etc etc etc etc.......

Sounds contrived but the history is the and the databases to map it all
 

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Next phase will be ultimate message delete
Now id you delete within a specific period it will deleted from you and the receiver.
What if the receiver has forwarded it.....delete will not work there

Sure each message has an id(guid) from the originating sender, if new message it will not have an originating ID it will be generated by the sender. But if you receive it it should have the original ID in the message. When you forward it the originating ID goes with the original message and linked to the new sender(forwarder).

You as the originator deletes the message in the specific interval it will be removed from you and the receiver. The receiver phone then checks his history for that message ID and performs the delete on the forwarded receivers device etc etc etc etc.......

Sounds contrived but the history is the and the databases to map it all
English much?
As far as I was able to decipher what you said, I think it should already do it that way. Pretty sure that's how Telegram does it. That is, if it's a timed message, you can't forward it anyway, and it deletes from all received devices after the time limit.
 

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That is, if it's a timed message, you can't forward it anyway, and it deletes from all received devices after the time limit.
Haven't tried the forward, but if you try take a screenie it noticies the original sender.
 
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