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WhatsApp to introduce view once messages like Snapchat

WhatsApp is working on another privacy feature. According to the platform tracker WABetaInfo, the instant messaging platform is extending the “view once” feature to messages. The feature will be released in a future WhatsApp beta update for Android, WABetaInfo reported.

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A screenshot of the feature shared by WABetaInfo revealed that the platform would have a special button with a lock symbol next to the chat bar. Messages sent using the tool disappear from the chat box once the recipient opens it. This feature prevents recipients from forwarding or copying messages. The platform previously blocked users from taking screenshots of once-viewed images, GIFs, and videos.

“As this feature is under development, the layout of the view once speech bubble and submit button may change prior to release,” WABetaInfo said in its report.

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The platform recently released the self-chat feature on Windows beta. WABetaInfo further revealed the rollout of communities, polls, and profile icons in group chats for more users on iOS.

Moreover, WhatsApp is said to be working on three new big heart emojis, which will be released on Android in the future.

WhatsApp works on big heart emojis

WhatsApp works on big heart emojis

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