WhatsApp Disables Autosave feature of Media to Gallery

WhatsApp Disables Autosave feature of Media to Gallery. 

When disappearing messages are enabled in a chat, WhatsApp is rolling out a feature that prevents media from being automatically stored in the smartphone’s gallery. 

Users will be able to manually store media transmitted in vanishing conversations on the encrypted messaging service. 

On the newest beta version of its iOS app, the firm has also been seen working on new image editing features. 

It includes adding two new pencil tools to annotate or markup photographs before sending them on WhatsApp.

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According to WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo, the Meta-owned messaging service has begun rolling out a change to how media is preserved in disappearing conversations. 

For chats with vanishing messages enabled, users on the newest versions of WhatsApp for Android and iOS will now get a notification clarifying that the “media visibility” option has been switched off. In February, the functionality was initially seen in development.

WhatsApp’s vanishing messages function is meant to delete messages from both the sender’s and recipient’s cellphones after a certain time has passed. 

Users may pick between three settings for disappearing chats: 24 hours, 7 days, or 90 days. 

Messages, photos, videos, GIFs, and other attachments sent in vanishing conversations are instantly erased. The ability to automatically save all material sent in disappearing chats has been disabled in the newest update.

WhatsApp now displays a pop-up notification when users tap on the media visibility setting in vanishing conversations, informing them that the texts in the chat are scheduled to disappear. 

“For privacy reasons, media is not auto-saved to your phone’s gallery. To save media from this chat, turn off disappearing messages,” the notice states.