WhatsApp has been actively bringing several features to the platform. Before it rolls out the features to the public, it tests them with beta testers. Recently, WhatsApp was spotted testing the ability to send up to 100 media files at the same time. Now, the company is testing a much-needed feature for chats and group chats.
Remember the disappearing messages feature that WhatsApp introduced sometime back? Well, that feature is used by many users, especially in group chats. The feature automatically makes messages disappear after some time.
While this feature is super handy for group admins, it may delete some important messages. Here comes the new ‘Kept messages’ feature that WhatsApp is testing on its beta platform.
WhatsApp brings Kept messages on beta for Android
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is now rolling out Kept messages feature on the latest WhatsApp beta version on Android. The latest beta version on Android is 22.214.171.124.
The feature lets you save disappearing messages in chats. This will come in handy if there’s an important message in chat that needs to be kept or saved. Do note that starring messages in a chat where disappearing messages are enabled, won’t save those starred messages.
That said, this feature will be the only way to save the disappearing messaging. All the kept messages will be found in your Settings panel. Currently, only Android beta users can test the feature on the aforesaid version.
If you are not signed up for WhatsApp beta on Android you can do it right away on Play Store. Otherwise, you can also download the beta version directly from third-party sites like APK mirror.
We expect the feature to be rolled out to iOS devices in the beta version soon. Following it, the feature will arrive in the final stable version.
Other than this, WhatsApp is also working on more features which it plans to test with beta testers soon. There are some features that it’s already testing such as the increased media-sending ability.