After the debut of self-destructive messages, WhatsApp – which now allows importing animated stickers – is working on something very similar, however, specifically related to the sending of images in the instant messenger.
The photos sent must disappear for both the sender and the receiver after a predetermined period of time. The novelty was revealed by WABetaInfo and will arrive via a small button next to the bar where it is possible to type a caption for the photo.
Upon touching the button, the user will be greeted with a message that the media will disappear as soon as he leaves the chat.
It will be possible to configure so that the shared image disappears as soon as the app is minimized or the conversation is closed, and the receiver will also be aware that the image will disappear.
As soon as he receives the photo and it is opened, the ephemeral message will be displayed as well. This type of media cannot be exported, and we are curious to see how the messenger will deal with the smarties who try to capture the screen.
Interestingly, the app does not yet have a way to avoid screenshots for self-destructive messages, which basically ends up killing the main differentiator of this type of resource. Let’s see if with the arrival of self-destructive images that changes.