WhatsApp to introduce 'view once' messages: Here is all you need to know
Washington, December 13: After adding the disappearing messages feature in 2020, Instant messaging and voice-over-IP service WhatsApp, is now working on an extreme version of that option.
The new feature can be found in the latest WhatsApp beta for Android, version 22.214.171.124. Once a user sends such a message, the recipient cannot share or forward the message.
WhatsApp already has this feature in place for photos and videos. When a user sends a view-once photo or video, the person on the other end cannot take a screenshot of it; presumably, the same functionality will be enabled for view-once messages, too, reported Mashable.
For photos and videos, the view-once functionality is enabled by choosing an image or video to send and then tapping on the encircled '1' icon on the right side of the caption prompt.
There's currently a special send button icon with an added padlock for text messages, though the design may change once the feature comes out of beta, as per Mashable.
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