WhatsApp, owned by Meta, has implemented a new feature in its beta version for iPhone that allows you to save temporary messages
WhatsApp is one of the most widely used messaging applications worldwide, especially in Europe, owned by Meta. On occasion, the company has announced new measures and new features to improve privacy, something that has been a problem for them.
One such feature is temporary messages, which allow two or more users to interact by sending messages to each other that, after a set period of time has passed, self-destruct. This can be useful for those who wish to have private conversations that are not recorded.
However, there may be times when users want to keep those temporary messages. That’s why WhatsApp has introduced a new feature in beta 22.214.171.124 of the messaging app, available for now only for iPhone, that allows senders to save those messages that were sent as temporary but they want to keep.
This feature can only be used by the sender of the message, not the recipient. If the sender wants a temporary message they have sent to be retained in the chat, they must press and hold on it once they have sent it and press the “keep” option. The message will then be marked with a label indicating that it will not be deleted.
This is an interesting feature, as sometimes it is necessary to keep certain messages for different reasons. If we work with temporary messages, it can be a nuisance to do so until now. With this new feature, it will be much easier to save those messages that we want to keep.
It is important to note that this functionality is still in beta phase, but it is likely that it will soon reach the version available to everyone. If Meta does something right, we should recognize it, even if we then criticize the company for other issues.
In short, WhatsApp continues to work on improving its platform to offer more privacy and security to its users. Temporary messages are a useful feature for those who want to have private conversations, but now you can also save those who want to keep them.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.