WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that allows users save disappearing messages in a thread. The new feature, which is called Keep in Chat, allows users to save disappearing messages on their devices. This feature is being rolled out to both Android and iOS users.
It could be recalled that Meta introduced the disappearing message feature with a time ranging from 24 hours to 90 days. In this time frame, users will be able to keep received messages just for a period of time before it disappears. The new has become necessary if a user might want to save some important information for a later use.
To use the feature, a user needs to long-press the desired message and then tap on the bookmark button at the top of the screen. This will help you save the messages in a new folder called Kept Messages, where they are organized by chat. Also, these messages will appear in the chat thread as well and will be visible to everyone who is part of the conversation.
WhatsApp has said that for the feature to work, the sender has to give consent. That is, the sender has the right to choose whether a disappearing message can be kept or not. According to WhatsApp, the sender will be notified when someone keeps a message, and the sender will have the ability to veto the decision.
WhatsApp has also announced that it’s working on three new security features, including automatic security codes and device verification. Its Companion mode is rolling out to all beta users on Android and the company is also working on the ability to automatically share WhatsApp Status as a Facebook Story.