WhatsApp has introduced many exciting new features to the platform, but recently started rolling out self-destructing audio messages to beta users.
First reported by WABetaInfo, the feature is available to all beta users with the latest version of the app. Self-destructing audio will work like photos and videos that can only be viewed once. The audio message will disappear after listening once.
The View Once feature was introduced by WhatsApp in 2021, which soon prompted the company to prevent users from taking screenshots or screen recording sent media. Consequently, users will also not be able to download or record audio messages.
According to the report, “WhatsApp is introducing a new feature that allows users to share voice notes for added privacy once the mode is activated. This feature is available to some beta testers who install the latest versions of WhatsApp beta.”
The report also posted a screenshot of the feature that appears to show a “1” button that appears when recording an audio message.
It is not clear whether WhatsApp intends to make this feature public to all users, but currently, all beta users have access to it. Getting the WhatsApp Beta app for iOS users is quite difficult, requiring a TestFlight and an invite.
Just a few days ago, WhatsApp also added Passkeys, which works on the iPad version of the messaging platform.