WhatsApp is testing a self-destructing messages feature

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by mood, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. mood

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    WhatsApp is testing a self-destructing messages feature
    October 1, 2019
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/01/whatsapp-self-destructing-beta/
     
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    WhatsApp self-destructing messages are coming soon, with a new name and settings
    November 26, 2019
    https://www.techradar.com/news/what...-are-coming-soon-with-a-new-name-and-settings
     
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    WhatsApp appears to drop plans for Self-Destructing Messages
    December 26, 2019
    https://mspoweruser.com/whatsapp-appears-to-drop-plans-for-self-destructing-messages/
     
  4. Beyonder

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    The disappointment intensifies...
     
  5. Palancar

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    Sucks.

    I do use Tutanota to create emails/messages where I set the expiration and my receipients learn they get XXX time to read them and their access is gone. As long as they don't copy them during the available XXXX time they disappear to all but me. The link is secured so if they respond to me its encrypted end to end. My tuta account is beyond secure so when they lose access I am all good!
     
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    WhatsApp may let you set a self-destruct timer on private messages
    March 16, 2020
    https://thenextweb.com/apps/2020/03...et-a-self-destruct-timer-on-private-messages/
     
  7. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Note the separate "secret" conversations. Normal conversations from those apps don't even have e2e encryption.
    Uh whut :eek:
    That should be: "there’s no better way to ensure a message won’t be read by third parties not sending it over WhatsApp in the first place."
    If assume a third party can read your messages, they can also read them before they're deleted. :major-facepalm:
     
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