WhatsApp is developing a feature that will make the instant messaging service a target for privacy breaches. According to rumors, the company is working on a tweak to its disappearing messages feature to allow users to save communications if they so wish.
WhatsApp tracker WABetaInfo has revealed that the Meta-owned instant messaging app is working on a new feature that will allow users to receive vanishing messages indefinitely. The functionality was included in the Android beta in March, according to WABetaInfo, and has now made its way to the WhatsApp iOS beta, indicating that the feature may be launched shortly.
This feature will compete directly with WhatsApp’s disappearing messages feature if it is introduced. It will allow anyone to save a message, effectively making it regular communication rather than fleeting. According to the source, there will be an option to remove the message, but this will only work if the message was initially marked for retaining.
Disappearing messages are a privacy feature that allows users to send messages without being saved in the chat. This may become a contentious issue. The capabilities under discussion here, on the other hand, could defeat that goal by allowing anyone to save a message that was supposed to be deleted.
WhatsApp released a feature last week that allows users to create group chats with up to 32 people. In addition, the company is launching several new features, including the ability to send and receive files up to 2GB in size and WhatsApp communities.
To make a voice call, users must first open a chat window and press the call button in the top right corner. Select the Plus symbol at the top of the Call tab > Start Group Call from the drop-down menu to begin a group voice call.