WhatsApp now lets people keep messages temporarily – but it alerts the sender and gives them the power to decide the fate of the message.
this disappearing message Feature means messages are automatically deleted after 24 hours, 7 days or 90 days.
But a new feature called “Keep Chat” lets users identify messages they want to keep.
When someone tries to save a message, the sender will be notified and the power to veto the save rests with them.
“We believe that if you’ve sent this message, it’s your choice whether others in the chat can keep it for later,” whatsapp said in a statement.
If a sender decides their message cannot be saved, “your decision is final,” WhatsApp said.
“No one else can keep it, and when the timer expires, the message will be deleted. This way you have the final say on how the messages you send are protected.”
Saved messages are marked with a bookmark icon and saved by chat history in the Saved Messages folder.
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The company said it hopes the update will give users more flexibility.
It will roll out globally in the next few weeks.