has launched an choice referred to as Hold in Chat, which permits customers to stop messages from vanishing in a thread. You may lengthy press on a message so it stays within the thread. Nonetheless, the one who despatched the message shall be notified, they usually’ll finally resolve whether or not to maintain it within the chat. If not, the message will vanish into the ether as regular when the timer runs out.
A bookmark icon will seem subsequent to saved messages. You may entry all those you’ve got saved in a Stored Messages folder, the place they’re organized by chat. WhatsApp says it is rolling out the function steadily and everybody ought to have entry inside just a few weeks.
On the floor, it looks as if Hold in Chat undercuts the complete level of disappearing messages. Nonetheless, WhatsApp suggested in a blog post that there could also be instances when it is advisable save a message (resembling a voice observe or somebody’s tackle) that features essential particulars. In any case, those that despatched the message could have the choice to veto saved messages and maybe shield their privateness.