WhatsApp Is Testing Disappearing Photos Feature: Here’s How It Works

WhatsApp is testing disappearing photos feature: Here’s how it works

by Amelia Scott — 3 years ago in Future 2 min. read

WhatsApp will soon be adding an amazing feature to the app, which is also good in terms of security. According to reports, using this feature, photos sent on chat will be automatically deleted from the chat. WABetaInfo, a site tracking WhatsApp, gave information about the feature on social media.

WABetaInfo told via tweet that WhatsApp is testing the self-destructing photo feature. It is being tested for both Android and iOS users. As the name suggests, this feature will allow photos sent on chat to be deleted manually. Apart from this, this feature will do many things.

After launching the ‘disappearing messages’ feature last year, WhatsApp is reportedly working on the ‘self-destructing photos’ feature in a future update for iOS and Android. WaBetaInfo has shared the screenshots of the feature, which suggest that a photo will disappear once the receiver opens it and leaves the chat.
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  • The special thing is that photos sent in self-destructing mode will not be able to be exported. This may signify that the photograph won’t be stored in the gallery nor does some user be able to forward it to anybody.
  • WABetaInfo stated that WhatsApp has not yet added screenshot detection with a self-destructing feature, which instantly informs the consumer of this photograph the moment it’s taken a screenshot.
  • Shared some screenshots of this attribute in the tweet. In which details about the characters are provided. This demonstrates that after sending a photograph to the individual to whom you’ve sent the photograph, and after shutting the conversation, the photograph sent will vanish.
  • The screenshots also reveal that to use the self-destructing feature, the user has to select a photo from the gallery. The screenshots also show that to utilize the self-destructing attribute, the user needs to pick a photo from the gallery. After picking out the picture, you need to tap the icon. This clock-like icon will look near ‘Add a caption’. After doing so, you’ll have the ability to send a photograph to somebody utilizing the self-destruct attribute.

WhatsApp has also rolled out the capability to export custom animated decal packs in the program. So that you can utilize this feature, you have to be on WhatsApp variant or more on Android and or newer on iOS.

WhatsApp wrote on Twitter: “For your eyes, not your ears. You can now mute the audio on your videos before adding them to your Status or sending them in chat. Now available on Android.” The new Mute Video feature can be found on the video-editing screen.

Amelia Scott

Amelia is a content manager of The Next Tech. She also includes the characteristics of her log in a fun way so readers will know what to expect from her work.

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