Single view photos and videos can now be sent on WhatsApp
The instant messaging application WhatsApp announced on Tuesday the launch of its new function, which allows photo and video files to be shared can only see each other once by the recipient.
“They are files that disappear from the chat once the recipient opens them and give users greater control of their privacy”Said the platform, which has more than two billion users worldwide.
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The function, very similar to the one that Instagram already has in its messaging service, allows share sensitive or private images, which the user wants not to be saved and stored on their contact’s device.
WhatsApp indicated that to identify that it is a single view file, the message will have an icon, with the number 1 circled. When the person already views the image, the word “open” will appear in the chat.
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Likewise, the company explained that the messages that are sent with this option will continue maintaining end-to-end encryption, with which the application has.
The single display will be activated during the course of this week for all users, no matter what their operating system is.
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
How do they work?
1. The files will not be saved in the photo section or in the gallery.
2. Once the user sees the file, they will not be able to see it again.
3. These messages cannot be forwarded, saved, or starred.
4. The user will only be able to know that the recipient saw the message if they have read receipt enabled.
5. If the person has not seen the single view file within 14 days this message will disappear from the chat.
6. Note that the recipient will still have the ability to capture or record the screen.
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