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The largest messaging platform WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will allow users to keep disappearing messages even after their expiration. As per WABetaInfo, these disappearing messages can be seen within chat info in the latest section known as ‘Kept messages.’ WABetaInfo took it to Twitter to inform about the latest feature.
While disappearing messages are turned on in a specific chat, users cannot star those messages, but the messages could only be kept.
Currently, WhatsApp has a feature known as disappearing messages, allowing people to send messages to each other that will disappear after 90 days, 7 days, or 24 hours. However, the expired messages will not be dead after the new feature that the company is working on.
As of now, the feature is under development and it is not yet clear when it would be released. But it may be available for testing in a future update of the WhatsApp Desktop beta.
If you haven’t tried the disappearing messages feature yet, you must give it a try once.
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How to enable disappearing messages
- First of all, open WhatsApp chat and tap on the contact’s name you wish to enable disappearing messages for
- Once done, click on disappearing messages and when prompted, tap continue
- Now, choose the message timer you want to
- And you are done
Mentioned above are the simple steps you need to follow for enabling disappearing messages on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp is known for regularly bringing changes and updates to the app to enhance users’ experience. Besides the feature we have talked about, the company is also working on a feature that let users leave WhatsApp groups silently.
However, the group admins will still be able to see who has left the group. And if a group participant wishes to see who has left the group, he can do so via a feature known as ‘past participants.