According to a report, WhatsApp is also redesigning the desktop client’s security page.
WhatsApp is working on making the message timer feature work with existing chats as well. Users can currently create new individual chats with the message timer feature enabled by default. This update to the message timer feature is currently in the works for WhatsApp beta users on Android. In related news, WhatsApp is said to be working on a redesigned security page for the latest WhatsApp Desktop beta build. A similar redesigned security page is said to be in WhatsApp beta for Android.
WhatsApp features tracker WABetainfo has reported that the company is working on a new beta build for its Android app with the version number 188.8.131.52. Users who have signed up for the Google Play Beta Program may begin to receive this update. It is said to bring the message timer feature to existing chats, as previously stated. Unlike the current feature, which allows users to only create new individual chats with disappearing messages, this new option allows users to select and activate the message timer on multiple existing chats at the same time. Whatsapp users will then be able to select a duration of 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days. When enabled, the selected chats will begin to receive disappearing messages. Because this feature is currently only available in the beta build, there is no indication of when or if it will be made available to the general public.
With a new beta build, the Meta-owned company is reportedly testing out new changes to the WhatsApp Desktop client. It is reportedly redesigning the desktop app’s security page, which will be available in a future update. The new security page, according to reports, informs users about the various aspects of the app that are protected by secure end-to-end encryption. Text/voice messages, audio/video calls, location sharing, status updates, and shared photos, videos, and documents will all be included.
Submitted by: Sakshi Bharari.