In November 2020, WhatsApp lastly added a much-needed privateness function: Disappearing messages. Whereas initially restricted to only one choice (disappearing after 7 days), WhatsApp later expanded the feature to additionally permit for messages that disappear after 24 hours or 90 days.
Now, in line with WABetaInfo, the corporate is engaged on an excessive model of the disappearing message – a message that may solely be seen as soon as earlier than it disappears, each for the sender and the recipient.
The brand new function could be discovered within the newest WhatsApp beta for Android, model 126.96.36.199. When you ship such a message, the recipient can not share or ahead the message.
It is price noting that WhatsApp already has this function in place for pictures and movies; now it is being expanded to textual content messages. If you ship a view-once picture or video, the particular person on the opposite finish can not take a screenshot of it; presumably the identical performance will probably be enabled for view-once messages, too.
For pictures and movies, the view-once performance is enabled by selecting a photograph or video to ship, after which tapping on the encircled “1” icon on the appropriate facet of the caption immediate. For textual content messages, there’s at the moment a particular ship button icon with an added padlock, although the design could change as soon as the function comes out of beta.
On condition that the function is at the moment dwell in WhatsApp beta, it is affordable to count on it to point out up in a future replace, however there aren’t any ensures on when it will occur.
View-once messages are helpful while you wish to share one thing that ought to by no means be seen by anybody moreover the meant recipient. Whereas these are higher than common messages when privateness is essential, you ought to be conscious that it is nonetheless attainable for the recipient to make a copy, for instance by taking a photograph of the telephone’s show with one other telephone.