WhatsApp is a messaging app that lets users send text, voice, and video messages, make voice and video calls, share files, and start group chats. End-to-end encryption is used by the app to make sure that messages between the sender and recipient are safe and private.
WhatsApp works on both iOS and Android devices, and as of 2021, it had more than 2 billion active users all over the world. It can be used for both personal and business reasons, and it has many features, such as the ability to update your status, share your location, and archive and star messages.
WhatsApp’s “disappearing messages” feature came out in December 2021. It lets messages in a chat disappear after a certain amount of time. In January 2023, it was said that Meta, the company that owns the platform for instant messaging, is working on a new feature that will let users save messages in a chat that is going away.
A new report says that the feature, which is called “Kept Messages,” is now being rolled out to WhatsApp beta users on both Android and iOS. People say that the feature is currently only available to a small number of beta testers.
WABetaInfo says that WhatsApp is currently rolling out the Kept Messages feature, which lets users keep messages from going away. So, if a user has the “disappearing messages” feature turned on in a conversation, the person on the other end of the conversation can save those messages so they don’t get deleted automatically.
Users of WhatsApp for iOS with beta version iOS 18.104.22.168 and WhatsApp for Android with beta version 22.214.171.124 are reportedly getting the update with the Kept Messages feature. But only a small number of beta testers will be able to use it. With upcoming updates, the feature may soon be available to all WhatsApp users in a stable form.
A screenshot of how the feature will work was also included in the report. When disappearing messages are turned on in a chat, the “Keep” action can be used to save all of them. It is said that a bookmark icon will show up next to these messages. In the “kept messages” section, users can see all of these messages.
But it’s not clear yet if the feature will have a limit on how many disappearing messages can be saved at once, or if the sender will be able to set a time limit for how long these messages can be saved.
To remind you, WhatsApp’s “disappearing messages” feature came out in December 2021. Once it was turned on, it gave users the option to automatically delete messages in one-on-one chats. The app let people send messages that would go away after 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days.