The new update, titled “Watch Once”, will be available to all iOS beta users.
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- WhatsApp made disappearing photos and videos available to iOS beta testers on Friday.
- View Once allows users to send photos and videos that disappear from chats after a single view.
- View Once continues Facebook’s push to mirror popular mirror features Snapchat.
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WhatsApp is one step closer to bringing disappearing photos and videos to iPhones now that functionality is rolled out to beta testers.
The new feature called View Once was released for iOS beta testers on Friday. WABetaInfo reported. It comes after a rollout for Android beta testers in June.
Aaccording to WABetaInfoView once does not prevent recipients from taking screenshots of photos and videos that have disappeared, and it does not notify senders when screenshots are taken.
View Once users can see when their content has been viewed by looking for an “open” message WABetaInfo. Further details, e.g. For example, to know who opened your photo or video, see Message Information.
WhatsApp already allows users to send messages that are automatically deleted after seven days.