The Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp continuously adds new features to the application to stay ahead of its competitors. Consequently, there are a lot of features provided by the company to its users.
These new WhatsApp chat features are able to increase effectiveness, tweak the interface or enhance user privacy. In addition, the application initiated testing its impending multi-device feature the previous month for a restricted number of beta users. On the other hand, the end-to-end encrypted backup feature was also tested for some time. Currently, WhatsApp is launching a new ‘View Once’ feature for disappearing images for all users on the application.
Advantages of WhatsApp View Once Feature
The previous reports suggest that WhatsApp was beta testing a new feature called Once mode for images on Android and iOS. Facebook told about why the company is rolling out this feature in a blog post published on Tuesday.
However, WhatsApp does point out that the intention of launching this feature is to automatically enhance user privacy by eliminating messaging after a specified period. WhatsApp further added another cause behind this feature is to keep the mobiles of its users tidy.
However, taking images and videos has become increasingly frequent naturally thanks to mobile phones getting more innovative. As per WhatsApp, these photos can take up space on your smartphones and make your camera roll untidy.
This process may take storage management problems subsequently, where you might have to sift through thousands of images and videos and then delete them. These can be as inoffensive as items on your grocery shopping list or clothes at the mall, or something that is much more susceptible.
How WhatsApp View Once feature works
Users will get to see a “View Once” icon on media if they send a disappearing message on WhatsApp. However, the preview won’t view up when you receive the media.
Furthermore, you won’t be able to open it again after viewing it once, same as Snapchat, Facebook Messenger and Instagram.
According to the company,
“After the media has been viewed, the message will appear as “opened” to avoid any confusion about what was happening in the chat at the time.”
How to send View Once media on WhatsApp?
Follow the steps below to enable WhatsApp View Once Feature on WhatsApp:
- Tap on the attachment icon after opening WhatsApp.
- Afterward, choose the image or video you wish to send to your contact from the Gallery.
- You will see a clock-like icon in the ‘Add a caption’ bar after choosing it, then you will need to tap on it to allow the View Once feature. The application is going to display a message stating “Photo set to View Once,” after you have enabled it. Then you will be able to send disappearing photos to your friends and family members.