Meta-owned WhatsApp has announced a new feature called “Keep in Chat” which allows users to retain certain messages they may need later on.
Although Disappearing Messages ensures that messages are not permanently stored, users may still wish to keep some messages for future reference.
The ‘Keep in Chat’ feature includes a special option for the sender to have control over whether others can keep their messages, and they can veto the decision if they wish.
The sender will receive a notification when someone chooses to keep their message.
If the sender decides that their message cannot be kept by others, then their decision is final and the message will be deleted when the timer expires.
Users can access these saved messages by checking the Kept Messages folder.
The feature will be available globally in the next few weeks.
“We hope people enjoy this new update and the flexibility to keep the messages they need. This will roll out globally over the next few weeks,” stated WhatsApp blog.