The instant messaging application “WhatsApp” launched a new update for Android and iOS users, called self-destructing messages, similar to other competing messaging applications Telegram and Signal. The latest update brings users of the beta version of the WhatsApp application a new feature called self-destructing messages, several months after announcing the start of its development, according to the magazine “forbes”.

The new feature allows WhatsApp users to set a timer for messages so that any conversation can be deleted and disappeared automatically during a specific period of time, unlike the feature of the Signal application, which allows setting a timer for messages to disappear automatically after the period specified by the user, while the WhatsApp feature brings one timer option that allows deleting messages. Sent just a week later. The new WhatsApp feature aims to prevent the accumulation of unimportant WhatsApp messages that occupy a large storage space on the phone, and the new feature will be available only to the administrators of group chats. “WhatsApp” is one of the most popular messaging applications, and it is a multi-platform instant messaging application for smartphones, through which users can send pictures, voice messages, video and media, in addition to text messages. WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by American Brian Acton and Ukrainian Jan Kum (also CEO), both former employees of Yahoo, and is based in Santa Clara, California