Options to automatically remove messages have been around for a while in Telegram secret chats, and earlier this year, we learned that WhatsApp might be working on similar functionality for its iOS and Android clients.
But as it turns out, the originally-called “Disappearing Messages” option would only make it to group chats in WhatsApp, at least at first.
This is what a recent discovery made by WABetaInfo appears to suggest, as the feature, which has also been renamed to “Delete messages,” is no longer available in individual chats, but only offered to group admins.
More specifically, group administrators can configure the automatic removal of the chat messages, most likely in an attempt to keep things clean and organized in conversations with a large number of participants. Furthermore, this could help save storage on the mobile device, especially if media fi… (read more)
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