WhatsApp offers photo and video messages disappeared on iOS and Android

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techno.rentetan.com – The feature is similar to what is already available in Instagram, another app owned by Facebook.

WhatsApp appears to give users a little more control over the photos and videos in the message app that they share. Recently, the company released a new feature for iOS and Android beta testers to send messages that have disappeared.

WhatsApp published “View Once” on Friday, as reported in WABeta Info, for iOS users soon after the latest Android usage was rolling out in late June. It allows users to send photos and videos that are gone after they have been viewed once from WhatsApp chats. The feature offered by Instagram and Facebook Messenger seems to be very similar, but Instagraph allows users to view the content before it disappears. It is very similar.

All these features, of course, build on the format that the original media network popularised: Snapchat.

Notably, the app does not prevent others from taking screenshots according to screenshots taken by WABetaInfo. If you select View Once, the content disappears in the transmitter’s chat and the receiver’s chat. Senders can see if their content was viewed throughout the chat by looking at a message called “Opened.” The function was also available for group chats for Android users.

“After the beneficiary has opened the chat once your image or video disappears for more privacy,” says the message announcing the app. “It is always possible to take screenshots, remember.”

The outlet reports that WhatsApp will not advise users of the disappearance of content if recipients have taken screenshots. This explains why there is no stupid way to stop users from taking screenshots and that claiming that this would offer users a false sense of security. Unfortunately, who knows what they’d send. Given that the things you send in messages are correct even if you know that others can take screenshots.

WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart and the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, personally confirmed this feature in early June at WABetaInfo. Zuckerberg mentioned also a “disappearing mode,” in which all your messages disappear from all chats and your Whatsap experience would be “fleeting”

I mean, some really private (or paranoid) people would dig mode, but as someone who reverts to messages from WhatsApp to find addresses of friends and other important information it’s going to cause me a huge problem. But to every one of them.