Beta Update 2.20.201.6 for WhatsApp Brings Useful ‘Expiring Media’ Feature

WhatsApp never ceases to bring useful updates for its users. The Facebook-owned app currently counts 2 billion users, and it certainly wouldn’t want to use them. A new beta update known as 2.20.201.6 is revealed by WhatsApp through the Google Play Beta Program, and WABetaInfo is happy to give us some details about what to expect.

The update will be available in full version in a future build, and no release date is available at the moment. However, it’s surely worthy of some attention.

Beware for the ‘Expiring Media’ feature

The Expiring Media feature is the star of the 2.20.201.6 update, as it grants the possibility of deleting an image, video, or even GIF in the recipient’s phone, once he gets to view the item.

The screenshots shared by WhatsApp reveal that the messaging app would inform the recipient about the Expiring Media feature via a pop-up message writing, “This media will disappear once you leave this chat.”

The Play Store description says it very well about Facebook’s app:

WhatsApp from Facebook

WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.

WhatsApp is available for both Android and iOS devices, but you can also take advantage of the Desktop version of the app by simply opening it from your computer. However, it’s still required to have the app installed on a mobile gadget for this method to work.

WhatsApp remains the world’s most popular instant messaging app, and one of the great video calling pieces of software available out there. Many quarantined people took advantage of WhatsApp’s great features in a productive way.

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