WhatsApp continues to work on disappearing messages with its most extreme version: View Messages Once à la Snapchat.
Now instead of having to choose from 24 hours to 90 days to make the messages disappear forever, these messages will delete themselves as soon as they are opened. These texts also cannot be forwarded to other users or copied to the device. And according to WABetaInfo, found the upcoming feature, there will be a slightly different icon for these messages: an arrow with a lock on it. At this point, it’s unknown what the update will do to take screenshots of See Once messages. WABetaInfo can’t confirm if the screenshot feature is blocked as the feature is still in beta, but considering it’s part of WhatsApp Meta owners’ efforts to support privacy user’s privacy, then this will most likely be a function.
If any of this sounds familiar, it’s because WhatsApp has added similar functionality for Photos and videos from the beginning of this year. It’s also worth noting that you can actually take screenshots and screen-record this particular type of Watch Once media, and best of all, you won’t be notified if the recipient does this.
View Once Messages is part of the WhatsApp beta for Android version 22.214.171.124 that you can download through Google Play beta program. All you have to do is sign up for the program (note that it can take several hours before you’re allowed to download the app). Don’t get too attached to the current design as beta designs can often change.
Regarding WhatsApp on iOS receiving the See One Time message, there is no mention of an App Store beta, but we can’t imagine a scenario where iPhone users don’t get the feature at any point. there.
In addition to the basic function
Notifications Watch once fits into the current theme of WhatApp’s recent updates: take a feature and make it bigger by extending it beyond basic functionality.
For starters, you and your thousands of friends can meet in New Community feature (extension of WhatsApp Groups) allows users to join multiple groups on a specific topic like the university you attended. Also, it’s a useful way to stay up to date with current events in your local area. Another notable update is the new and improved version self-messaging feature – now more streamlined because you won’t have to open a new chat room.
Meta has made strides in improving WhatsApp security and encryption, but doubling down will never hurt. A few weeks ago, TechRadar updated best authenticator app for 2022 so you can add a second layer of protection to your account.