WhatsApp Android beta: Screenshot blocking feature assures more privacy to the users
New Delhi: Meta-owned WhatsApp has started testing the screenshot blocking feature on Android beta now. This will prevent users from taking screenshots to view once images and videos, the media reported. WhatsApp previously introduced this feature in the beta of WhatsApp for iOS.
Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced three new privacy features on WhatsApp, giving users more control over their chats and adding layers of protection when messaging.
Screenshot blocking is one of those features and is in development on WhatsApp beta for iOS and has not been discovered on Android beta by WhatsApp beta tracking site WABetaInfo.
“WhatsApp is working on a new slideshow that introduces a new one-time-view version: thanks to this new version, it is not possible to take screenshots for one-time viewing of images and videos,” the website said on Thursday. .
When the recipient tries to take a screenshot to view the image and video once, the screenshot will be automatically blocked but the sender will not receive any notification.
However, users can still take pictures with their secondary phone or camera.
New features allow WhatsApp users to exit group chats without notifying everyone, control who can see when you’re online, and prevent screenshots from viewing a message once.
“We’ll continue to build new ways to protect your messages and keep them as private and secure as live chats,” Zuckerberg said.
(With IANS input)