Soon, WhatsApp users will be able to send disappearing photos and videos. The new feature will become available to everyone this week.
New feature alert!
You can now send photos and videos that disappear after they’ve been opened via View Once on WhatsApp, giving you more control over your chats privacy! pic.twitter.com/Ig5BWbX1Ow
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) August 3, 2021
After this update, it will be possible to share a photo or video in “single view” mode. Media sent in this way will appear as viewed after the recipient opens it.
The announcement of the feature says that disappearing photos and videos in WhatsApp can solve many problems, such as dropping a photo of the clothes you tried on, or sending someone your Wi-Fi password.
That said, the fact that a photo or video disappears doesn’t prevent the recipient from taking a screenshot.