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WhatsApp will soon let you block screenshots of ‘View Once’ messages

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Last year, WhatsApp rolled out the feature of disappearing photos and videos to chats. The company introduced this feature with the aim to offer users more privacy. It allows you to send photos and videos that disappear from your WhatsApp chat after the recipient has opened them once. But the feature lets the users take the screenshot of the photo

Hence, the purpose of the feature does not fulfill.  Now, the company is finally readying a feature to prevent users to record content that should only be seen once.

WhatsApp is releasing a new version of view once images and videos in order to prevent people from taking a screenshot. Users are also being blocked from screen recording these messages. The ability is available for some beta testers that install the latest beta from the Play Store.

WhatsApp is working on a new version of View Once Feature

In the latest beta update, it has been discovered by WaBetaInfo that WhatsApp is now blocking the ability to take screenshots of the photos that have been shared using the View Once feature. The cited source has tested this feature and confirmed that the sender will never be alerted if an attempt is made to take a screenshot. But, WhatsApp will block the ability to take screenshots, as part of its security policy.

As per the reports, it will not be possible to “take screenshots and screen recordings to view once images and videos.” The platform will also prevent a user from enabling screen recording while checking the shared content. On the other hand, people may still use a secondary phone to record the content.

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The update will be going to roll out automatically in the coming weeks

The update will be going to roll out automatically and people don’t need to do anything. This is a great addition, considering this will offer privacy-conscious users some relief. As of now, it’s unclear when WhatsApp will release this feature to all users, but since it’s already being made available to beta testers, it shouldn’t take that long.

In related news, WhatsApp is rolling out the ability to create polls for its users. According to a WaBetaInfo report, some beta users are finally able to create polls within group chats. Thanks to the new WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.21.16 update. The report says that the feature is not limited to group admins.

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