A new beta version of WhatsApp for Android and iOS includes a security feature that prevents screenshots from taking “one-time viewing” images. Screen capture is also disabled with this feature.
According to WABetaInfo Screenshots can still be taken with regular photos and in chat conversations. In addition, if the function is turned on and a screenshot is blocked, the sender of the image in question will not be notified.
The feature is currently hidden in beta version 22.214.171.124 of the iOS version of WhatsApp. Android users with access to the beta version of WhatsApp must have version 126.96.36.199. The function is inactive for all users.
early August Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, has announced that WhatsApp will get some new privacy features. This would make it possible to hide the Online Now status, quietly leave group conversations, and thus block screenshots with one-time viewing images. Some beta testers have the advantage of hiding their Online Status, in the meantime Already noticed.
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