WhatsApp Beta users may now prevent individuals from taking screenshots of photos or videos delivered in view-once mode. According to WABetaInfo, the change was noticed in the WhatsApp beta Android version 188.8.131.52 this week.
Since August, the functionality has been under development on both the iOS and Android platforms. However, it is now available to Android beta users, and we anticipate that it will be available to the general public in the coming months.
As you may know, WhatsApp offers a function called view-once that allows users to transmit photographs or videos that can only be viewed once. After then, the content is no longer viewable, however, the problem with this function is that users were able to snap a screenshot of it and download it to their smartphone. People will be prevented from doing so by the feature, as seen below.
Individuals mustn't be allowed to take screenshots of view-once messages; otherwise, the entire essence of the functionality is lost. Having said that, it appears that the function does not warn the person on the other end, which would have been useful in informing the user of such acts. Furthermore, the study states that anybody may still snap the screenshot using the second device, implying that the view-once capability should be utilized with caution.