In November 2020, WhatsApp finally added a much-needed privacy feature: disappearing messages. Although initially limited to a single option (disappearing after 7 days), later WhatsApp extended functionality to also allow messages that disappear after 24 hours or 90 days.
Now, according to WABetaInfothe company is working on an extreme version of the disappearing message – a message that can only be viewed once before disappearing, for both sender and receiver.
The new feature can be found in the latest beta version of WhatsApp for Android, version 22.214.171.124. Once you send such a message, the recipient cannot share or forward the message.
It should be noted that WhatsApp already has this feature in place for photos and videos; now it’s extended to text messages. When you send a photo or video for one-time viewing, the person on the other end of the line can’t take a screenshot of it; presumably the same feature will also be enabled for single-view messages.
For photos and videos, the single view feature is enabled by choosing a photo or video to send, then tapping the “1” icon circled on the right side of the caption prompt. For text messages, there is currently a special send button icon with an added padlock, although the design may change once the feature is out of beta.
Since the feature is currently live in the WhatsApp beta, it’s reasonable to expect it to appear in a future update, but there’s no guarantee when that will happen. will produce.
Single-view messages are useful when you want to share something that should never be seen by anyone other than the intended recipient. Although these are better than regular messages when privacy is important, you should be aware that it is always possible for the recipient to keep a copy, for example by taking a picture of the phone screen with another phone .