WhatsApp will allow its users to leave groups without informing the rest of the members, as only group admins will be informed, and users will be able to select who can see them “online” or “online”.
The third feature, which WhatsApp indicated that it will launch soon without setting a specific date, is to block screenshots of one-time messages, that is, those sent through the “view once messages” mode.
Features to satisfy users
Abdel Moneim Abdullah, an application and website development specialist, said in an interview with Sky News Arabia, that it has become clear that there is an acceleration in the pace of WhatsApp offering new features in order to meet users’ requests, apparently for fear of repeating the scenario that happened with Facebook After the emergence of competing applications such as Tik Tok.
According to Abdullah, the most prominent feature is to prevent users from taking screenshots of photos and videos sent by “view once messages”, pointing out that once this feature enters the application, it means that there is a “breaking of the rules” by the WhatsApp administration, which has always refused to introduce such a feature. But now it wanted to assure users that their privacy is more important than its previous rules.
Abdullah adds that WhatsApp has announced that it will teach users how they will benefit from the three features, through an explanatory campaign that it will launch soon.
The feature does not include chats
For his part, the writer who specializes in technology affairs, Alan Al-Qarih, told Sky News Arabia that users should be aware that preventing users from taking screenshots includes only photos and videos, sent in the “view once messages” mode and does not include written chats, noting that The mere entry of this feature to WhatsApp means that there is a possibility to expand its role in the future.
An advantage for those under the spotlight
Al-Qarih believes that the most important feature for users will be the ability to specify who can see them “online”, and it will make a difference for people who feel that they are under the light and there are those who monitor them every time they enter the application to bombard them with its messages.
He pointed out that the options for this feature vary between preventing everyone from seeing them online or specifying specific contacts to prevent them from doing so, or leaving the situation as it is currently, and thus WhatsApp has once again fulfilled the wishes of its users by offering features that it did not want to offer previously.