This isn’t the first Facebook-owned service to crib a feature from Snapchat. Earlier this year, we saw Instagram get a similar upgrade.
This news comes to us via redditor armando_rod, who noticed the features on Whatsapp beta. Since this is part of the beta, there’s no guarantee that they’ll make it all the way out to the official version of the app, but we’d be surprised if they wound up axing it.
To give it a whirl yourself, you can head over to the beta test landing page and sign up to become a tester. In the meantime, let us know what you think of these changes coming to the world’s most popular messaging app in the comments below!