WhatsApp Beta for iPhone started receiving the feature to silence groups and conversations forever in the messenger – a feature that arrived on Android this Thursday morning (01). Version 22.214.171.124 also brings full support to iOS 14 and hints at the arrival of the “Expiring Media” function, which allows you to send photos that self-destruct.
The “silence forever” feature had been expected for a long time on WhatsApp, but started showing signs that it would be implemented in July this year.
According to the print released by WABetaInfo, the old options of silencing for “8 hours” and “1 week” remain, but now, instead of opting for silencing chats for one year, the user can turn off notifications indefinitely.
Limited access to your photo library
With full support for iOS 14, WhatsApp Beta for iPhone now offers the user greater control over the access permissions the app has to the smartphone’s photo library, allowing the restriction to selected images only.
Self-destructive photos and videos
The new version of WhatsApp Beta for iOS also hints at the function that allows you to send photos, videos and GIFs that self-destruct without leaving a trace, at a time determined by the sender.
The feature was discovered in late September, in version 126.96.36.199 of WhatsApp Beta for Android, and should be similar to what has been in existence for a long time in other apps, such as Telegram and Snapchat. There is still no information about a possible screen capture alert.
With information: WABetaInfo