Block WhatsApp screenshots on Android beta in a future update.
Oddly enough, when almost all the apps are working to protect your privacy and security, the screenshot feature is still available on your mobile. You can take screenshots of almost anything you see on your phone. It can be a profile picture, a message, or not. Therefore, to provide you with a safer online chat environment, Meta Platforms is developing WhatsApp screenshot blocking feature on Android phones. This feature is currently in beta mode of WhatsApp. The online messaging platform will block any attempt to take screenshots of ‘Watch Once’ images and videos. It should be noted that the screenshot blocking feature will be available in a future update.
Announcing the same WABetaInfo tweeted, “WhatsApp is working on a screenshot blocking feature on Android beta! Thanks to a future update of WhatsApp beta for Android, WhatsApp will block any screenshot attempts to See once pictures and videos!” It is possible to know that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook on August 9, 2022, announced three new privacy features in a new update of WhatsApp: former group participants, choose who can see when you are online on WhatsApp and block screenshots.
According to one WABetaInfo’s report, the screenshot blocking feature is in development on WhatsApp beta for iOS but now news on Android app. In regards to sharing screenshots, WhatsApp is working on a new slide show to introduce a new version of the ‘Watch Once’ feature. Because this new version cannot take screenshots to view images and videos in View Once.
“This is a photo view so it’s more private. It disappears from the chat once you close it. Also you can’t share, forward, copy, save or take a screenshot,” written statement.
However, you should not share any sensitive content on the app as the recipient can still take the same pictures with another phone or camera.
It is also important to note that when the receiver takes a screenshot to view images and videos View Once will not work, nor will the sender receive any notification that this event has occurred.