WhatsApp development does not stop, as the main apps in the market, and while recently we knew that 24 new emojis were incorporated into its repertoire. (in addition to other changes), now the app owned by Facebook is preparing more news. As it could not be otherwise, the new features are anticipated from its beta version, specifically from the Android version.
The new features are anticipated by version 188.8.131.52 released the day before yesterday and 184.108.40.206 released yesterday, and focus on the preview of web links, which is improved, and adding a new time limit for temporary messages. Once it goes into effect, WhatsApp will allow us to set temporary messages to be automatically deleted after 90 days.
Bigger preview and more options for temporary messages in WhatsApp
The preview of links in WhatsApp chats has changed little or very little since its launch six seasons ago. But the new betas of the application anticipate changes here and is that said preview increases in size. Now the top image, the one that crowns the link, is much larger, so it will be easier to know where we will go if we click on them, as well as standing out more prominently in the message flow.
In addition to this change, WhatsApp anticipates a new automatic deletion period for its temporary messages. Currently, we have three options when configuring temporary messages: offline and 7 days. According to the latest beta of the app, WhatsApp will allow us to delete messages after 90 days. Three full months from the moment they are read.
Messages that are deleted after 24 hours had also been leaked recently but have not yet appeared in the stable version of the application, so it is possible that the two new deletion periods come hand in hand. We will be attentive to the next updates of WhatsApp to know exactly when all this new battery of new features is launched.