WhatsApp, a messaging platform owned by Meta, has been developing a new feature that will allow users to save disappearing messages on iOS and Android beta versions.
WABetaInfo reported that the new feature has been rolled out to beta testers around the world who have installed the latest beta version of the application from the Play Store and the TestFlight app.
By selecting the “Keep” option, the new feature will allow beta testers to prevent messages from expiring for specific users.
Under the chat bubble, kept messages will be marked with a bookmark icon, and they will also be listed in the “kept messages” section, but only for beta testers.
Moreover, users will continue to have control over this conversational feature.
Using the “upkeep” feature, users can also choose to delete messages from the chat. However, group administrators will be able to prevent a message from disappearing if they have disabled the feature that allows users to modify the group’s information.
The ability to retain or save disappearing messages is currently available to some beta testers and is expected to be rolled out to the general public within the next few days, according to the report.