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WhatsApp will block screenshots of photos that can only be viewed once

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If you the WhatsApp single screen messages for what we all think, this news interests you. The courier service His testing a function to prevent users take screenshots of both photos and videos that have been set up to see only once.

Burden images y self-destructive messages is a relatively new feature in the service, but They have converted in a way popular of share photos and videos that you don’t want other people to save on their devices, either for privacy, security or to diminish you track digital one Iinternet.

A few days ago, Mark Zuckerberg new privacy features announced for whatsapp, which included the block of catches screen for single screen messages. The idea is simple: when this function available, neither you nor the users to whom send ephemeral messages will be able to take screenshots of photos and videos that can only ben see once

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According to WABetaInfowas this function already in development for the beta of WhatsApp for iOS, and today traces were found in the beta of WhatsApp for Android. Between these traces, there is a new screen which explains to users that single view photos are not shared, forwarded, copied or save, neither you may make them a screenshot.

When a user tries take a screenshot of these images with your phone, you will see a warning message what does it say: “For extra security, the screenshot is blocked”, or something similar. Unlike Instagram single view imageswill not receive the sender a notification when the recipient does so a screenshot: The catch it will be blocked directly.

Although there isn’t one date defined for the arrival of this feature, the fact that traces are already beginning to be seen in the public betas indicates it shouldn’t take long to arrive. Of course, even if screenshots are blocked, your contacts they will always be able to use another device to capture ephemeral images, so sending sensitive images via WhatsApp will continue to pose a risk that they will remain taken up by the other person.

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