WhatsApp is one of the most popular social media platforms out in the market. Most of the people in India use this app to message and call. Recently, WhatsApp introduced many new features and updated other existing functionalities. Among all of them, a view once was the most popular one. WhatsApp released the new beta version for Android, where you can send videos and photos in view once mode. Finally, WhatsApp is now releasing the WhatsApp is releasing view once for photos and videos on iOS. Here are all the details are given below that you need to know.
Recently, they also introduced disappearing messages. You can send messages that get disappeared after a while. However, the iOS users have been waiting for a long time to get the view once mode on their devices. This mode has been there for a long time in Snapchat. This time, users will be able to use their WhatsApp as well.
View Once Mode
All the people who joined the beta program will be able to get this new feature. If this view mode is turned on, then the videos and messages will disappear after watching them for the first time. You can check if the button is available for you by sending a video or image to someone and check the top of the chat screen. If any pop-ups come up as view once, then it is already there.
Details About The View Mode
There are some things that you need to keep in mind before using the new view mode on WhatsApp. It is not completely safe and private to use as people can still take a screenshot of the images when watching for the first time. Just like images, anyone can also record the videos using the screen record option. So, make sure that you are sharing them with the right person.
Unlike other apps, they did not block the option screenshot in the app, which is causing privacy risk while using view once for photos and videos on iOS. If you want to check other details like who opened the media is available in message info. The sender will get a notification when the recipient has opened the video or photo. The bubble message will also report ‘Opened.’ After the message is seen, it will disappear from both your and their devices.
If you haven’t got the new view once button, then there is nothing to worry about. WhatsApp is trying to roll out the update in different places. So you will get it very fast with many other features from WhatsApp. Now, most of the beta testers can get the app, and use the new feature. The WhatsApp beta version is also getting redesigned with an improved notification.
You will be able to see a lot more in the notifications from the panel like GIFs, stickers, images, and videos. However, they did not announce the date of release for the WhatsApp update. However, the official release will be soon as the beta version is here already.