Snap, Send, and Vanish: WhatsApp’s View-Once Media Sharing

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Snapchat started the trend by letting people send messages that disappear. Other apps followed suit later on. In 2021, WhatsApp said it would let users send photos and videos that can only be seen one time. The screenshot below suggest that Meta may be developing a new menu for WhatsApp. The new menu aims to enhance accessibility to the disappearing message feature.

A Faster Way to Share “View-once” Messages on WhatsApp WhatsApp View-once

Right now, when you send pictures or videos on WhatsApp, you can choose to let the recipient see them only once. The WhatsApp tracking website, WABetaInfo found out that in a new test version of WhatsApp (v2.23.18.3), there’s a small change in how you can do this. Instead of just tapping an icon, you can press and hold the send button to make the message a one-time view. But this new way doesn’t work for sending GIFs that way. Later on, this change could help Meta add the same one-time view option for other kinds of messages too.

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Making view-once messages might become simpler soon, but there are problems with this feature. For example, there’s no sure way to stop the person you send it to from recording the view-once thing with a different phone. This means that private things you send could still get out and become public.

WhatsApp Keeps Getting More Secured WhatsApp View-once

Meta wants WhatsApp to be one of the safest messaging apps with strong encryption. But sometimes, bad things still happen, like hacking, even though they try to protect messages. In July, there was a problem. Hackers found a way to turn off stolen accounts using a trick. Meta wasn’t checking if the emails doing this were real, so hackers made fake accounts easily. Meta fixed it later by stopping instant account turning off. But these weaknesses make users worried.

However, Meta has introduced several security features that can make you feel a bit better if you’re worried about your WhatsApp messages being safe. Things like two-factor authentication, encrypted backup that only you can access, and using your fingerprint or face to unlock the app can all work together to make sure your chats stay private.

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