Popular messaging app WhatsApp is getting a new feature that will break friendships. The platform, which wants to increase security in the application and ensure better protection of personal data, will prevent taking screenshots or videos of messages that can be opened once. This will prevent private information or images from being recorded via screen recording. Here are the details…
You Can’t take screenshots when WhatsApp “View once” feature is active
Announced by Meta (Facebook) CEO Mark Zuckerberg in August, privacy-focused features are starting to come to the messaging platforms that the company has. Finally, version 126.96.36.199 for the Android version of WhatsApp. Which is the most popular of these, is in testing. According to this version, it will not be possible to save screenshots and videos of media marked as “View once”.
When you want to save media with “View once” selected, WhatsApp will display a warning saying “Cannot take screenshots due to security policy”. This change, which was in testing among beta users, received mixed reactions from users.
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According to the information conveyed by WABetaInfo, it is possible to take screenshots or video recordings using third-party software. However, it was clear that the recorded image or video was completely black. However, it is worth noting that even if you try to take a screenshot, there is no notification to the other party.
As a classic method, it is possible to take a photo/video using a secondary phone or tablet. In addition, when it comes to WhatsApp Web, we think that users can bypass this security measure with recording programs. It is unclear when this feature will come to the stable version. It is now available to the WhatsApp beta for Android.
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