fbpx
Connect with us
TOPICS

Tech

WhatsApp Will Soon Be Blocking Screenshots and Screen Records for View Once Images & Videos

Published

Collage Wa1
Source: Wccf tech & WABetaInfo

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

If you are an avid user of social media applications, you would know that the “view once” or disappearing photos and videos feature have become more common over the years.

Last year, WhatsApp hopped on the bandwagon and rolled out a new option called “View Once”, which allows users to send photos and videos that disappear after they are opened by the receiver.

Whatsapp View Once Photo And Video Send

 

Now, the popular messaging platform is taking things up a notch by blocking screenshots and screen recordings for “View Once” images and videos.

According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will show a message saying that the capture “was blocked for added privacy” should an attempt be made to screenshot or screen record a piece of content.

As shown in the photo below, the final screenshot or screen recording will also show this alert instead of the actual content, which protects the user who sent the image or video.

Fepz43Kxgaaccym

 

How amazing is that?! It was about time that WhatsApp turned up the privacy of their app.

Nonetheless, it is important to note that this is not a foolproof way to safeguard the content we send.

“(Although) it is not possible to forward, export, or save, view once images and videos (,) people may still use a secondary mobile device to get these messages so you should always be careful when sending view once images and videos,” states WABetaInfo on its website.

Users will also not be notified if an attempt to take a screenshot or screen record is made.

Currently, “the feature has been released to some beta testers (…) and it will be rolled to more users over the coming weeks.”

This feature will eventually become a standard for WhatsApp and cannot be disabled.

 

We love this new update from WhatsApp! Have you been waiting for this new feature too?

 

Also read: M’sians Frustrated As TnG Server Crashes Making It Impossible To Buy The New NFC Card

Also Read 10

Source: Wccf tech
Source: WABetaInfo


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Collage 12 1 Collage 12 1
News52 mins ago

Tun M Hopes That Proton Produces Its Own Electric Vehicle in The Future For Better Climate in The City

Yesterday morning (December 9), Tun Dr. Mahathir was presented with “Polestar 2” – an Electric Vehicle (EV) which was done...

Msian Student Masseur In Taiwan Msian Student Masseur In Taiwan
News4 hours ago

M’sian Studying in Taiwan Detained For Working as a Masseur Providing “Special Massages”

Going overseas to study is not an easy thing as it can get very expensive and one would need to...

My Post 1 2022 12 09T132924.610 My Post 1 2022 12 09T132924.610
News1 day ago

Annuar Musa Fired From UMNO Along With 2 Other UMNO Leaders

UMNO has confirmed that Ketereh Division UMNO Head, Tan Sri Annuar Musa, is among the 3 grassroots leaders who were...

My Post 1 2022 12 09T101258.257 My Post 1 2022 12 09T101258.257
News1 day ago

S’porean Vehicle Being Hunted by Police For Refusing to Give Way to Ambulance & Getting Into a Collision

The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is looking for more information in regards to an incident involving a vehicle with a...

Ft Motac Ft Motac
News2 days ago

Tourism Minister Tiong King Sing Confirms That Arts & Culture Will Remain Under His Ministry

The Cabinet announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was met with shock by some of the appointments that were...

Ft Loke 1 Ft Loke 1
News2 days ago

Transport Minister Reveals That Kelana Jaya LRT Line Disruptions Can be Expected Until Q3 of 2023

Just a few days into his job, transport Minister Anthony Loke had gone to take the LRT during rush hour...

Collage 4 1 Collage 4 1
News2 days ago

“Biggest electoral fraud” – Muhyiddin Says PH, BN Lied in GE15 & Rakyat is Not Amused With Them

Nearly 3 weeks after GE15, the opposition – Perikatan Nasional (PN) has pointed out what they don’t like about the...

Collage 2 1 Collage 2 1
News3 days ago

“We’ll help” – PAS Challenges Gov’t to BAN Gambling Centers in States Controlled by BN & PH

Just recently, Prime Minister Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who is also the Minister of Finance reduced the 4D Special Draw...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY