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WhatsApp may introduce self-destruct photos feature

Following the conclusion of the controversial privacy policy, the update is yet another measure taken by the Facebook-owned company to reassure its users of privacy and security.

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WhatsApp can roll out a feature similar to Snapchat, which will make the receiver’s photos disappear once the receiver opens. According to the WhatsApp news portal, feature is likely to be available in app updates on both Android and iOS devices in the future WABetaInfo.

Self-destructing photos cannot be exported from WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned app has not yet implemented the screenshot detection feature on the app.

Following the conclusion of the controversial privacy policy, the update is yet another measure taken by the Facebook-owned company to reassure its users of privacy and security. WhatsApp said it would continue its update policy despite the backlash.

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One of the primary features of the multimedia messaging app Snapchat is that photos and text sent to the app are only available for a specific period of time. The app’s user base in India crossed 60 million in the December quarter, and its daily active users grew 150% in the same period.

WhatsApp launched the ‘Vanishing Messages’ feature last year, which makes messages inaccessible after seven days. Facebook-owned Instagram and Messenger followed the trend and introduced Vanish mode later in November.

Recently, Dubai-based Telegram launched the same facility for private and group chat.

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