At the end of June, we reported on the possibility of submitting single view photos and videos in the WhatsApp beta. This feature is now open to all users.
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
“Today, we present the new function of single view photos and videos, which are files that disappear from the chat once the recipient opens them and give users greater control of their privacy,” says WhatsApp on its official blog.
WhatsApp puts as examples of content that we would like to send under this modality something confidential, such as a Wi-Fi password.
These messages will be easy to recognize by an icon with a “1 “. After the person viewed the media file, it will be marked as “Open.
WhatsApp is rolling out the feature to all of its users starting this week. Try to update the app.
WhatsApp indicates that these photos and videos will be protected from end to end so that not even the Facebook app will be able to see their content.
This type of message does not prevent the recipient (s) from capturing or recording the screen. WhatsApp will also not notify you if this happens, so it is recommended that it only be used with people you trust..”