Double hit from Facebook to Snapchat: Messenger prepares new design, disappearing photos and videos
Messenger has recently released a new update on the AppStore, bringing the version number up to 156.0, according to WABetainfo .
Among the new updates that WABetainfo announced, one is a clear blow to Snapchat.
The first update from Facebook is a completely renewed interface, with a simpler and much more intuitive design. But the most interesting novelty is that which brings the messaging service to the original ephemeral social network, Snapchat. According to the guys from WABetainfo, the new Messenger update will allow users to send photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.
As we can see in the leaked image from the beta, now when we send a video or a photo, Messenger allows to choose to send it as a disappeared message.
A new button called Permanent will be visible next to the Save one: it means the photo will be stored in the chat.
When the user toggles the Permanent button, the Disappearing feature will be enabled: in this situation, the media will disappear in the chat after the recipient sees it.
We’re not sure if Messenger will implement a feature to choose the expiration time, but at present this feature is missing.
Last but not least, the app will also incorporate an option that will automatically translate the messages into the language you want and we can also configure (again) manually if we want to seen online to our contacts. This last update is not a big change, since this function first existed but was eliminated in the latest updates.