WhatsApp won’t allow you to save photos from disappearing chats

WhatsApp is amping up privacy on its platform. The company last year introduced disappearing media feature on its platform that enabled users to share photos and photos that disappear automatically once it has been seen by a user. It was followed by the ability share disappearing messages in the message app. Consequently, WhatsApp introduced a disappearing mode feature that enabled users to share all their messages in a way that they would disappear after the recipients of the messages read the messages. However, this functionality has a critical flaw. All the images and videos shared using this technique would still get stored on users’ smartphones enabling users to check them out later in their phones’ galleries. This posed a huge privacy risk. WhatsApp has taken cognizance of this matter and now it is rolling out an update to fix this issue.

The Meta-owned messaging app is making changes to the way photos and videos are saved on its platform. According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is automatically turning off the “media visibility” option for disappearing chats shared on its Android appThis is being done to ensure that the media files shared using the app’s disappearing messages feature remain private. WhatsApp is rolling out a similar feature on WhatsApp for iOS, wherein the company is turning off the “Save to Camera Roll” option for disappearing chats.

With this update, photos, videos and GIFs shared when the disappearing message mode is on will not be saved on users’ smartphones.

That said, WhatsApp users will still be able to save media manually in disappearing chats. This change is being rolled out to all users on beta and public builds. The blog site says that these changes should come into effect within 24 hours.

Faqs

If WhatsApp messages are getting disappeared on your device, then you can consider taking a backup of your data. In this way, you can easily restore an existing backup to your phone and get back the missing WhatsApp messages.

By default, media downloaded in WhatsApp will be automatically downloaded to your photos. If disappearing messages are turned on, media sent in the chat will disappear, but will be saved on the phone if auto-download is on.

If WhatsApp messages are getting disappeared on your device, then you can consider taking a backup of your data. In this way, you can easily restore an existing backup to your phone and get back the missing WhatsApp messages.

By default, media downloaded in WhatsApp will be automatically downloaded to your photos. If disappearing messages are turned on, media sent in the chat will disappear, but will be saved on the phone if auto-download is on. You can turn auto-download off in WhatsApp Settings > Storage and Data.

If disappearing messages are turned on, media sent in the chat will disappear, but will be saved on the phone if auto-download is on. You can turn auto-download off in WhatsApp Settings > Storage and Data.

While sent media is unable to be viewed more than once, it may be stored on WhatsApp’s servers ‘for a few weeks’ after being sent. WhatsApp users will be able to send disappearing photos and videos for the first time as part of an update designed to give users greater control of their privacy.05-Aug-2021

Conclusion

WhatsApp is amping up privacy on its platform by introducing disappearing messages mode. The company last year introduced disappearing media feature on its platform that enabled users to share photos and videos that disappear automatically once it has been seen by a user. It was followed by the ability share disappearing messages in the message app,