WhatsApp has developed the ability to send disappearing media and self-destructive messages for the purpose of user privacy and a bit of fun. However, the chat media is intended to disappear after a period of time, so the privacy part isn’t completely handled well, but it can still be stored on your smartphone. This is no longer the case as WhatsApp is testing new features to suppress this. Details are here.
Recent report by WABetaInfo Reveal whatsApp is testing Change media visibility on both Android and iOSMedia will not be saved automatically even if the chat to the smartphone disappears.
According to the shared screenshots, media visibility and the “Save to Camera Roll” option will soon be turned off by default on Android and iOS respectively. This is to ultimately achieve the goal of eliminating media and messages, allowing users to have a more private experience on the platform. This is a glance.
Therefore, if the message loss feature is enabled, media of the disappearing nature will not be saved on the device.However, one thing to note is You can save the media manually.. You can also disable message hiding and enable autosave if you don’t want to do it manually.
This new feature has been beta tested on both Android and iOS, but nothing has been announced when it will reach the general public.
This was added to a recent WhatsApp test to limit forwarding of forwarded messages to multiple WhatsApp groups at the same time. This is done to prevent anyone from spamming group chats. What do you think of this new feature being tested on WhatsApp? Let us know in the comments below!