WhatsApp’s new feature disallows users to take screenshots of their chats

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The messaging app WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is testing a new feature that prevents users from capturing screenshots of media or messages that are designated as “see once” content.

WaBetaInfo claims that WhatsApp has begun distributing the new beta version for the messaging app on Android.Some beta testers had access to the new tool that prevents users from taking screenshots and screen recordings for later viewing of images and videos. Users should start seeing the feature soon.

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How does it work?

Users can only share images or videos once with the View Once or Disappearing messaging function, as the name implies. Many users criticised WhatsApp when it introduced View Once because people were screenshotting these messages.

WhatsApp will soon launch a new privacy feature that forbids recipients from ever taking screenshots of media transmitted as “View once” in order to eliminate this annoyance.

If someone attempts to screenshot or record media delivered as “View After,” they will receive a pop-up message saying “Screenshot Blocked” or “Screen Recording Blocked” once the feature is made available to all WhatsApp users.

Well, the main purpose of introducing this function is to provide an additional degree of security.

New Capabilities

According to a rumour from WaBetaInfo, WhatsApp will soon roll out new capabilities in addition to the screenshot-blocking feature.

The updated features include WhatsApp polls, shifting the privacy area to the root, providing a link to join a call similar to Zoom, Google Meet, and others, WhatsApp Business Premium for accounts

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