WhatsApp has introduced a new self-destructing audio message feature to its beta app on iOS and android. This feature allows users to send audio messages that disappear after the recipient has played them once.
The feature was first spotted by WABetaInfo, which learned that some users running the latest version of WhatsApp Beta are able to send self-destruct audio messages. It is currently accessible to select testers on WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 as well as WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206.
The feature works in the same way as the existing “View Once” feature for photos and videos, which was introduced in 2021. This means that the recipient cannot save, or forward your sent audio message.
To send a self-destructing audio message, users simply need to tap the “1” button next to the send button. This will enable the “View Once” feature for the audio message. And once the recipient has played the message, it will disappear from their chat.
It is not yet known when WhatsApp will make the self-destructing audio message feature available to the public, but it is a welcome addition for users who want to share private information that they do not want to be saved or shared by others.
In related news, WhatsApp recently introduced a PassKey-based login for Android users. This new feature will provide users with a more secure and convenient way to log in to their WhatsApp accounts, without the need for traditional passwords or two-factor SMS authentication.