WhatsApp to bring screenshot blocking to THESE types of messages

    WhatsApp to now bring the ability to block screenshots to View Once messages. Know when this feature is coming.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 10 2022, 12:21 IST
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    WhatsApp will now not allow screenshots on View Once messages. (Reuters)
    WhatsApp
    WhatsApp will now not allow screenshots on View Once messages. (Reuters)

    WhatsApp is constantly adding new features to enhance the texting experience and these are coming faster than we could get used to them. Lately, the developers have focused on enhancing the privacy for users with a couple of new features. The ability to leave WhatsApp groups silently has draw a lot of attention lately. One can also choose who can see your online status going forward, and who can't. However, there is another new feature that will help those who want to share sensitive media and can't risk someone taking a screenshot of the same.

    A while ago, WhatsApp rolled out the ability to send messages that can only be viewed once. The View Once feature currently only allows the media to be shown once but someone can still take a screenshot of the media, thus denying the point of the feature. Now, WhatsApp is modifying the feature, wherein it prevents the ability to take a screenshot. The feature is under development and WhatsApp hasn't revealed the date yet.

    WhatsApp to block screenshot

    “View Once is already an incredibly popular way to share photos or media that don't need to have a permanent digital record. Now we're enabling screenshot blocking for View Once messages for an added layer of protection. We're testing this feature now and are excited to roll it out to users soon,” says WhatsApp in its official blog.

    WhatsApp will also reveal more about this and several other features in the days to come via its own campaign. “To spread the word about these new layers of protection, we're also kicking off a campaign to educate people about the new features and our continued commitment to protecting your private conversations on WhatsApp. We hope people enjoy getting to use these new features and benefit from several options that help you keep your messages secure. We look forward to your feedback on what to build next,” it says.

    Prior to this WhatsApp, recently released the ability to transfer message backups from Android to iOS devices. The same can be done from iOS to Android as well.

     

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    First Published Date: 10 Aug, 12:21 IST
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