WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 126.96.36.199. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 188.8.131.52 and the TestFlight build is 23.7.0 (462291980).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to keep messages from disappearing, available for some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Keep message|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 184.108.40.206 is marked as a compatible update but some users may be able to get the same feature after installing certain previous updates today.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||This feature is available for some beta testers. In case it is not available for your account, please wait for a future update.|
|Thanks:||Spencer, SiLent, and _Youssef, for testing and reporting.|
|How to join the community on WhatsApp?||WABetaInfo Community|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11: what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing a feature to keep messages from disappearing!|
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168 update, we announced a new feature available for some beta testers: the ability to keep messages from disappearing. Thanks to this feature, it is possible to prevent certain messages from disappearing, and it’s useful in case you send an important message and you don’t want to lose it. Unfortunately, it seems a lot of users were unable to keep messages from disappearing even if the section was visible within chat info as the keep action was missing, as announced in the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update. Finally, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 126.96.36.199 update, some beta testers may be able to get this feature:
Thanks to the new update, you can prevent a disappearing message from disappearing by selecting the “keep” action, and everyone can keep a message from disappearing, even yours. If someone wants to make a disappearing message disappear again, they need to choose the “unkeep” action, and the message will vanish. As people are still in control over their disappearing messages, it won’t be possible to keep a message from disappearing in case it has already been unkept.
In our opinion, there may be situations where people in the conversation may not want a disappearing message to disappear, such as for future reference. In such cases, the ability to keep the message from disappearing provides a sense of control over the communication, allowing everyone to access and review the message at their convenience within the section “Kept Messages”.
The ability to keep messages from disappearing is available for some beta testers that install the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app, and it is coming for more people over the coming weeks.
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