The Disappearing Messages feature has been available in WhatsApp messenger since 2020. If we use it, everything we write in such a chat window automatically disappears at a predetermined time (24 hours, 7 or 90 days). Meanwhile, it turns out that work is underway on a function that will allow it to be preserved.
We usually use Disappearing Messages when we want more privacy. This mode ensures that everything we write will disappear after some time, not only from our phone, but also from our interlocutor. Of course, this does not guarantee 100% privacy, because you can always take a screenshot.
Meanwhile, as reported by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on how to save some of these messages directly in the application
This would make it possible to save specific messages that contain relevant information, such as an address, or that are otherwise important to us and that we do not want them to disappear along with the entire chat after a certain period of time. Such messages would go to a separate section “Saved Messages”, visible in the screenshot below.
It seems that at this point we would have convenient access to all saved disappearing messages so that we could read them whenever we wanted. As reported by the website, the screenshot comes from WhatsApp Web, but the feature is expected to appear in future beta versions of the Android and iOS applications. This does not mean that it will also finally go to the stable channel, because not always what is tested is ultimately made available to everyone. We’ll probably just have to wait for the feature development and more news on this topic.