This is how WhatsApp’s ‘expired media’ feature works


WhatsApp 2.20.201.6 Beta of Android has a glimpse of the new feature, which will be known as ‘expired media’. As the name implies, this feature disappears after a single view of media files such as images, videos and GIFs sent to users. Initially, information about this feature was found through WhatsApp 2.20.201.1 Beta. But the latest beta version now suggests how this feature will work for users.

WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo As seen in the screenshots shared by WhatsApp 2.20.0.201.20 Beta, the Instant Messaging app will notify users who receive messages about expired media features via a pop-up message. This pop-up message will say, “This media will disappear after you leave this chat” (this media file will disappear as soon as you leave this chat). This message will be visible to the user in the shared media file using the new feature.

In addition to this, a screenshot shared by the source will also show that as soon as the user receiving the message leaves the chat, a bubble will appear saying “View photo once expired”. WhatsApp will also provide a dedicated button for this feature, which will help send files to enable expired media features, this button can be called a view once.

The mention is not visible to the latest users but is part of the latest WhatsApp beta version. However, the first came Information While progress is being made on this feature, it is expected that it will be available to at least beta testers in the future.

As the messaging feature expires, it may also bring some new features that have been part of the app’s plan for some time. Clear last month Proof WhatsApp 2.20.197.10 has been seen in beta.

Let me tell you, WhatsApp’s outdated media feature is a lot like Instagram, where photos and videos sent by users in a direct message automatically disappear.

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