WhatsApp implements a major change in the storage of media files
While there is no doubt that WhatsApp is still the most used messaging app in the world, despite the large number of new features it continues to add and announce, we can still continue to find some annoying quirks regarding user experience.
In some cases, newly introduced features have caused issues that didn’t even exist before. For example, one of the latest additions, WhatsApp’s temporary or self-destructing messages feature introduced just a few months ago. And it seems that this function didn’t really make those files disappear, but only erased the images sent and received during this session, so in many cases these images were always saved automatically in the media galleries phones (don’t worry, only on the device of the person who sent these files).
Instead, users switched to using vanishing messages, assuming that files sent during such a session would not be automatically saved. As reported by WABetaInfo, in an upcoming update already underway, WhatsApp finally intends to fix this problem. stop automatically saving sent and received media files as long as they are received through a temporary messaging session.
However, while media files sent during these types of temporary chat sessions generally do not have greater utility over time, it is always possible that some users want to keep some of them. That’s why WhatsApp announced that despite the new addition, it will continue to offer users the option to manually download and keep the image while it’s still in the chat.
According to WABetaInfo, these new changes will be rolling out to beta members as well as public builds. during that same weekend.