WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new?


WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on a bookmark icon to identify kept messages, for a future update of the app!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Kept messages
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing this feature to a future update of the app.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? The feature is currently in development and is not yet ready for release to beta testers. However, you can preview it in this article.
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we shared further information about the feature that will allow users to save disappearing messages: kept messages. What is a kept message? It is a disappearing message that has temporarily been saved, meaning it will not be automatically deleted from the chat and everyone in the conversation can still see it. However, users still have control over the conversation and can choose to “un-keep” the message at any time, and it will disappear from the chat forever. The feature is still in development but we have some further details to share with you today:

As you can see in this screenshot, users can look for the bookmark icon that appears in the message bubble of disappearing messages to identify a kept message in WhatsApp. This icon serves as a visual indicator that the disappearing message has been “kept” and will not disappear from the chat, even if the disappearing messages feature is turned on and the message is already expired. This feature allows users to easily distinguish kept messages from regular disappearing messages within the chat. It is worth noting that all participants in the conversation can delete these messages at any time.

WhatsApp is currently developing the ability to keep disappearing messages for a future update of the app and, as always, we don’t know when it will be released to users. We’re going to publish an additional article when we have more details to share with you.

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