Current Affair Diary 8/11/2020

Ephemeral Messaging

✓The WhatsApp app has officially announced a new feature of Ephemeral Messaging (disappearing messages) to the platform.

✓It will be available to all users globally by November 2020.

✓It is the mobile-to-mobile transmission of multimedia messages that automatically disappear from the recipient’s screen after the message has been viewed.

✓The word “ephemeral” describes something that only lasts for a short period of time.

✓Other encrypted messaging apps like Telegram, Signal, Wire already offer such an option.

✓By turning on disappearing messages, users will get some more control over which chats are getting saved.

✓It has decided the time limit of all users is fixed at seven days.

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11/11/2020
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