WhatsApp ‘view once’ disappearing pictures and videos feature inching closer to launch for iPhone customers

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is testing a couple of extra features for iPhone customers like in-app notifications, “view once” pictures and videos. If a report by WABetaInformation is to be believed, WhatsApp will roll out the ‘view once’ feature for iOS beta customers with version 2.21.140.9 soon after producing it readily available for Android beta testers.

Using the feature, customers will be capable to use the Snapchat-like features to send pictures, videos and destroy themselves soon after becoming seen. However, like Snapchat, WhatsApp customers will not know if one is taking a screenshot of a thing, stated a 9to5Mac report. According to WABetaInformation, being aware of if a screenshot has been taken or not will be not supplied as there is no complete-proof way to know about the very same.

Beta customers can attempt that new feature soon after updating the app from TestFlight. After a user sends an image to a user it will disappear in the recipient’s phone soon after viewing it after. The sender will get a notification that the receiver has viewed the photo or video as the bubble message will report “Opened”.

Another notable feature to be rolled out for beta customers is. New redesigned in-app notification feature. Users will be capable to see new photos, GIF’s stickers, solution updates WhatsApp tends to make in the notification banner. Users can also expand the in-app notification to show the chat preview. Users will be capable to scroll up and down the view to see older and newer messages received.


Originally appeared on: TheSpuzz

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