Not so long ago, WhatsApp introduced the revolutionary “disappearing messages” feature that allowed admins to select a period. After that, messages posted to a group chat would automatically disappear. But some users complained that they lacked the key elements of communication within chat groups. WhatsApp has decided to sort out the problem.
Soon, users will be able to find messages that go missing through a “saved messages” feature.
According to WABetaInfo, a website that closely follows new developments and modifications to the popular messaging app, WhatsApp plans to introduce a new section in Contact Info and Group Info that will list all “stored messages” so that users can easily read them later.
This feature will also help users to decide to ‘delete’ those messages.
WhatsApp would be developing the stored messages functionality for a future app update on Android, iOS, and desktops.
WhatsApp had deployed the vanishing messages option in 2021 so that users could clear all new chats by default, choosing from a 24-hour choice, 7 days, or 90 days. Not all posts need to stay forever, was the logic behind the feature.
In addition, WhatsApp stated that it plans to bring end-to-end encryption to messages sent or received on the sister applications Instagram and Messenger were delayed until 2023.
At present, end-to-end encryption is only implemented on WhatsApp chats.