WhatsApp has always kept the user’s privacy at the top and has brought about changes in the app accordingly. Every update has consequently made the privacy terms more refined. Recently, WABetaInfo tracked the arrival of a new privacy-related feature in the iOS version of WhatsApp.
The Facebook-owned social media app previously rolled out a new ‘View Once’ feature for its Android Users. However, the feature was released only for the WhatsApp beta users and according to the exploration done by the WABetaInfo, the feature is now out for iOS WhatsApp beta users and as well for the desktop/web users.
If you are a WhatsApp beta user then this is good news for you and a good opportunity to try out the feature initially. The feature is being tested and there is no certainty of when it will be out for public use. Now, let’s move on to how this feature works.
For those who are more privacy concerned, this feature might be exactly what you wanted. This feature is analogous to the ‘View Once’ detail on Instagram and Snapchat. One needs to enable this feature to use while sharing any media, the feature is only applicable while sending a photo or a video. If the user wants to share an image that could disappear from the chats after the receiver has viewed it, they need to choose the ‘View Once’ option while sharing it.
Users can check whether or not the recipient has seen it; however, there will be no alert to notify the user if the recipient screenshots the image or screen records the video sent via ‘View Once.’ The users must note this point before sending any personal clip or footage.
In November last year, the disappearing texts feature was spread out where users were able to make a text disappear. If they choose the text to disappear from the chats, the text vanishes after 7 days, not before that. Furthermore, now the View Once feature has popped up which will make particular media disappear after they have been viewed once. Check for this feature update now if you are a WhatsApp beta user.