Back in 2021, Meta-owned WhatsApp introduced a new feature of Disappearing messages by which you can choose whether disappearing messages auto-delete in 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days.
But now, WhatsApp beta update 188.8.131.52 shows a new feature ‘Keep and Unkeep Disappearing messages’ by which you can take complete control of disappearing messages.
This feature is currently seen by WABetaInfo 184.108.40.206 version. The update is currently under development and is supposed to roll out to beta testers, followed by all users in the upcoming days.
WhatsApp Beta revealed Keep and Unkeep Disappearing Messages
WhatsApp introduced disappearing messages feature to just makes sure you don’t leave a digital copy of the things you want to say and then forget on the instant messaging service. Soon new features Keep and Unkeep disappearing messages will add to combat issues of disappearing messages.
See how this feature works :
Keep Disappearing Messages
After long pressing on the disappearing messages you will see the ‘Keep this message’ option after tapping on the option it will show “This message will no longer disappear from this chat. Anyone can unsave it” which means this message will not disappear until anyone unsave it.
Unkeep Disappearing Messages
Similarly, if you tap on ‘Unkeep this message’ it will show “This message would have disappeared. Unkeeping it will delete it for everyone” with this your selected message would disappear after its time limit.
The feature is currently in its very early development stages and is yet to be rolled out to beta testers. As a result, we might see a few changes in the UX or how it works or is implemented.
In new updates, we will get this feature’s benefit to reduce the issue caused by having the disappearing message feature enabled by default.