WhatsApp is planning to introduce a feature through which users can send ephemeral media, but this feature may not be available in some countries (updated)

WhatsApp is the most used messaging app in the world with more than 2 billion active users. It is introducing different features for the users as a few months back it has introduced a feature through which you can mute the video before sending it or putting it into your status. However, there were few allegations on the platform that it can share users data with Facebook, therefore; a large number of people were migrated to the Telegram app. However, WhatsApp is now planning to launch a new feature of disappearing photos and videos as you may be familiar to this feature on Instagram where you can see the photos or videos for only one time, and after that, it will vanish from the screen permanently. Many other apps have already rolled out this feature to provide privacy to the users so that their data cannot be leaked.

However, this feature may not work in Europe due to some of their laws and regulations. Now the European government has made new laws for the messaging app which prohibit any such feature of disappearing photos and videos, because if this feature is enabled law enforcements cannot keep a check on the users. According to a report of WABetaInfo, this feature of disappearing photos and videos will also not available on Instagram*. This means that a large number of users won’t be able to use this feature due to the privacy concerns or new laws of the European government. WhatsApp had introduced disappearing feature in the year 2020 and users were able to send temporary messages to their contacts for the period of 7 days maximum but this feature was optional, you could also turn this feature off to retain your details of messages.

*Update: WABetaInfo reported that Facebook-owned platform Instagram has restored the disappearing media feature today, meaning that, ephemeral messages is back to normal in restricted countries.

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