News Tech: Recent updates to WhatsApp’s privacy settings include Screenshot Blocking for messages that vanish. Soon later, the feature was added to WhatsApp beta for iOS, and it is now also available in Android beta. According to a recent report from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is trying Screenshot Blocking as part of the beta version of its Android app. For those who are unaware, the function prevents users from taking screenshots of vanished pictures and videos.
A shared screenshot of the prompt that will show up for View Once messages also reveals that the new privacy feature won’t let users share, forward, save, or copy the “View Once” messages. Once official, if a person tries to take a screenshot of the same, it will be blocked. Although, the sender won’t be notified of the same. Have a look at the pop-up. This is a welcome change for it ensures privacy and maintains the nature of the View Once Once media: to disappear once seen. That said, it won’t entirely stop people from saving the vanishing media as they can still record it from a secondary device!
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