WhatsApp’s latest functionality will allow users to set an expiry date for their groups, making it easier to clean up and reduce the number of groups they are subscribed to. The app, owned by Meta, has been updating its platform steadily since the start of the year, with features such as message transcription from voice to text, a search bar in the settings, high-quality image sharing, and spam call blocking.
According to WABetaInfo, the latest beta update for WhatsApp on iOS, version 220.127.116.11, contains a new feature called “Expiring Groups”. This feature will allow users to set a specific expiration date for each of their groups. Users will be able to choose between a one-day, one-week, or custom date expiration period from the group information panel.
Once the expiration date is set, a notification will be sent to all group members when the expiry date approaches. This functionality is particularly useful for groups created for specific events, such as birthdays or weddings, which users may no longer need after the event has passed.
The new feature is still in development and will be released to all users in a future update. For users who want to try out this and other upcoming features before they are released to the public, joining the beta testing program is recommended.
In summary, WhatsApp’s latest feature allows users to clean up their groups by setting an expiration date, reducing the number of unnecessary groups they are subscribed to. This new feature is currently in beta testing and will be released to all users in the future.