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WhatsApp Rolling Out Self-Deleting Messages, Photos, Videos for Desktop Apps, Web: Report

WhatsApp allows users to set a timer for their messages to self-destruct after a specified duration. Additionally, WhatsApp users can transmit single-view pictures and movies that vanish from the chat after one view. That latter function, however, is exclusive to iOS and Android users right now. Due to security concerns, the feature that was previously available on the desktop and web versions of the application was removed. According to a recent source, WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp desktop versions will once again include the “View Once” option for photographs and videos.

WhatsApp is reportedly introducing the see-once function for images and videos on both the Web and desktop versions of the app, according to a WABetaInfo report. The drawing editor on the Windows platform of WhatsApp has a caption bar that includes a button to configure the media’s “view once” option. This screenshot was provided in the report. According to the article, the corporation is making this “view once” feature available for Windows, macOS, and connected devices like iPads. The report claims that the app is expanding this feature to the WhatsApp Web platform as well.

The feature is now being made available to qualified users. According to the source, it has already been made available to a few people during the last few weeks. If the option is not now available in any of your desktop or web applications, it will probably appear at some point. Verify that the programs are running the most recent versions.

According to the source, in response to requests and ideas from the public, the Meta-owned platform is bringing back this feature that they originally removed on desktop and Web. Security concerns were the reason for the first removal. However, user feedback indicated that the “view once” feature is a useful feature that allows one to see a media file without using up all of the phone’s storage capacity.

In related news, as long as users have cloud storage space available on their Google accounts, WhatsApp backups for Android will continue to function starting in December. In order to continue backing up data, users will need to make room on Google Drive if they exceed their storage limit. Interestingly, you may activate the “Disappearing Messages” feature in the app if you don’t want your chats to eat up storage space.

Additionally, WhatsApp now prompts users to link their email address to their account. But instead of being visible to your WhatsApp contacts, it will serve as the app’s secondary identifier—behind your phone number—through which it may transmit codes for verification and other things.


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