WhatsApp Rolls Out ‘Keep in Chat’ Feature for Disappearing Messages, Sticker Maker Tool for iOS: Details
WhatsApp has announced a new feature that will affect how disappearing messages work on the messaging service. Users will now be able to “keep” messages from disappearing in chats, but senders will have the ability to decide which messages to keep. The messaging platform has announced a new ‘Keep in Chat’ feature that allows users to retail a chat to access it later. However, the sender has the authority to decide whether their messages should be stored by others. Additionally, the messaging platform has rolled out a new stable update for iOS, adding a new sticker maker tool for users running the latest version of Apple’s operating system.
In its latest blog post, the messaging service explains that conversations won’t last forever with disappearing messages, but users can now save useful messages for later with the ‘Keep in Chat’ feature. However, the sender will decide whether others in the chat can keep it later. WhatsApp says that if someone saves a chat, the sender will be notified.
Notably, WhatsApp messages saved by users are marked with a bookmark icon and can be accessed in the Kept Messages folder. According to the Meta-owned messaging platform, the feature is rolling out to users worldwide.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is rolling out the WhatsApp for iOS 23.7.82 update via the App Store. According to details shared by WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the latest update adds a sticker maker tool that enables users to create stickers within the app without using third-party apps. Users can create their own custom stickers by extracting a subject from an image and pasting it into a chat in iOS 16.
According to WABetaInfo, the sticker maker tool is designed to work on iOS 16 and has “no plans” to bring the functionality to devices running older versions of iOS. Once done, it will be converted into a sticker and added to the user’s sticker collection, the messaging service says