Is WhatsApp trying to become Snapchat

WhatsApp are working on a new feature, which has a striking similarity to Snapchat…

You will be able to set messages o self-destruct similar to Ethan Hunt in the popular mission impossible franchise or Snapchat. The new disappearing images first appeared in the version 2.19.275 of the android app, but it is not available to all just yet.

Disappearing messages do pose some significant uses such as reducsing sensitive information being shared openly, bank cards ect.

In the current form WhatsApp allow a 5 second or an hour viewing of the image before it is hard deleted. This setting is also limited to group chats for now.