WhatsApp View Once: Photos, videos meant for destruction! Here is how to send them

    Users can send WhatsApp view once photos and videos meant for destruction, to people in their contact list. Check the process here.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Jan 29 2022, 12:01 PM IST
    Here is how to send WhatsApp view once photos, videos.
    Here is how to send WhatsApp view once photos, videos. (Pixabay)
    Here is how to send WhatsApp view once photos, videos.
    Here is how to send WhatsApp view once photos, videos. (Pixabay)

    It may have triggered a massive privacy controversy a year ago, but WhatsApp is continuously working on making the platform more secure and safe for its users in various ways. The messaging application is used for sending messages, voice notes, photos, videos, among others. And for added privacy, they can now send photos and videos that disappear from their WhatsApp chat after the they have opened them once. Yes, that means you can send WhatsApp photos and videos meant for destruction after the recipient sees them - some very hush-hush stuff! However, before knowing how to send WhatsApp view once photos and videos, you need to make sure that you update WhatsApp to the latest version available for your device.

    If you use WhatsApp view once feature to send photos and videos to your contact then the media will not be saved to the receivers Photos or Gallery. Once you send a view once photo or video, you will not be able to view it again. You cannot forward, save, star, or share photos or videos that were sent or received with view once media enabled. Also, you can only see if a recipient has opened a view once photo or video if they have read receipts turned on.

    Also, the media sent under view once will expire from the chat if you do not open it within 14 days of it being sent. You must select view once media each time you want to send a view once photo or video. If you want to send a view once media here is what you need to follow:

    How to send WhatsApp view once photos, videos on iPhone and Android.

    1. Open WhatsApp on your Android device or iPhone.

    2. Open an individual or group chat.

    3. Tap Attach, then tap: Camera to take a new photo or video with your camera. Gallery to select an existing photo or video from your phone.

    4. Tap 1.

    5. Tap Send. You will see an opened receipt in the chat once the recipient has viewed the photo or video.

    How to open view once media on Android, iPhone

    Time
    Tools
    Supplies
    5 Minutes
    Smartphone
    Internet
    Step 1:

    Tap the message with the 1.

    Step 2:

    View the photo or video.

    Step 3:

    Swipe or tap Back to exit the media viewer.

    Step 4:

    You will see an opened receipt in the chat for media you have already viewed. Once you exit the media viewer, you cannot view the media again or report the media to WhatsApp, and it will not be saved to your camera roll.

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    First Published Date: 29 Jan, 12:01 PM IST
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