WhatsApp is reportedly working to add a Snapchat-like self-destructing image feature for a future update.
WABetaInfo grades that the Facebook-owned company is looking to roll out the feature for both iOS and Android.
Self-destructing images cannot be exported from WhatsApp, and once users choose the option, they will be told that “the media will disappear once I exit this chat.” At the moment, when users send multimedia content in WhatsApp chats, it is automatically added to their photo library.
With this new feature, the image or video will be automatically deleted once the recipient exits the chat window.
It is worth noting that WhatsApp has not implemented a screenshot detection tool for the feature, but hopefully it will add one once before its implementation. If not, the feature would be meaningless as users would not receive a notification if someone had taken a screenshot.