WhatsApp is taking a page from : Leaked screenshots hint at ...

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WhatsApp is the latest social app to take a page from .

The Facebook-owned app is rumored to be testing self-destructing messages for both individual and group chats.

Leaked screenshots from within WhatsApp show the ability to set timers for messages, however users only have two choices at the moment – five minutes or one hour.

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Leaked screenshots from within WhatsApp show the ability to set timers for messages, however users only have two choices at the moment – five minutes or one hour

Leaked screenshots from within WhatsApp show the ability to set timers for messages, however users only have two choices at the moment – five minutes or one hour

The claims were posted online by Damien Wilde with 9to5Google, who received the news from WABetaInfo.

The feature, if real, is still in beta stages, but is set let users choose how long they want a message visible to recipients.

However, it appears that users may not be able to pick and choose messages, but only delete chats within a thread, according to the leaked screenshots.

And there are only two time options to choose from – five minutes or one hour.

The feature is still in beta, so the functionality of this self-destructing feature may develop overtime.

The feature, if real, is still in beta stages, but is set let users choose how long they want a message visible to recipients

However, it appears that users may not be able to pick and choose messages, but only delete chats within a thread, according to the leaked screenshots

The feature, if real, is still in beta stages, but is set let users choose how long they want a message visible to recipients. However, it appears that users may not be able to pick and choose messages, but only delete chats within a thread, according to the leaked screenshots

A glitch was found in August of this year that also altered messages, but gave the power to hackers, according to a discovery made by cybersecurity researchers.

Attackers using the flaw could alter text from quoted messages and manipulate the thread of a conversation, experts claim.

They could even make it look as if the sender said something they didn't say, by putting a different name above the comments made.  

A glitch was found in August of this year that also altered messages, but gave the power to hackers, according to a discovery made by cybersecurity researchers. Attackers using the flaw could alter text from quoted messages and manipulate the thread of a conversation

A glitch was found in August of this year that also altered messages, but gave the power to hackers, according to a discovery made by cybersecurity researchers. Attackers using the flaw

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