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WhatsApp to start deleting your text messages automatically in latest app update

WHATSAPP will start to delete some of your messages automatically as part of its latest update, according to tech experts.

A new version of the messaging giant is now on the Google Play Store which will see chats removed across all devices.

A new version of the messaging giant will allowe users to delete chats across all devices


A new version of the messaging giant will allowe users to delete chats across all devicesCredit: Getty

Currently, messages deleted on your phone will stay on your desktop if you use the app across your tech.

But Whatsapp is now trialling a feature which will allow you to remove texts across all machines automatically.

Provided you are using the latest version of the app, WABetaInfo said: “Deleted chats from a device will be automatically deleted from WhatsApp Web/Desktop as well (and vice versa).”

A report earlier this month suggested Facebook can read some WhatsApp texts despite claims that chats held on the app are secured from staff.

The California tech titan, which owns WhatsApp, sifts through messages, photos and videos that have been flagged as inappropriate by users.

That’s despite assurances made by execs when Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19billion in 2014 that user data would not be accessed by either company.

The report published by investigative non-profit ProPublica suggests Facebook can sometimes read WhatsApp messages.

In August it was reported WhatsApp is working on feature that could see your messages disappear after 90 days.

A trial of the feature has been spotted on the beta version of the app, which users can download if they want to be the first to test certain features.

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