How to send disappearing photos and videos on WhatsApp

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Ever wanted to send an image or video that you don’t want to leave in your WhatsApp chat window? If yes, WhatsApp will immediately add what you are looking for. After confirming the features in a recent interview, WhatsApp has begun rolling out options to send disappearing photos and videos to Android beta testers. This new feature is called “View Once” and can be used in the following ways: Send self-destructing photos and videos Once they are displayed on WhatsApp.

Send disappearing photos and videos on WhatsApp (2021)

Before we get started, it’s worth mentioning that at the time of this writing, the “View Once” mode is only available to beta testers. Therefore, the feature may not be immediately visible on the device. However, you can expect WhatsApp to roll out to all users in the coming weeks.

What is WhatsApp’s “single view” mode?

View Once is a new WhatsApp feature that allows users to exchange images and videos privately. Media sent using view once mode disappears when viewed by the recipient.. Based on my tests, I can see if the recipient has the image open, even if I have disabled read confirmation. However, there are some caveats to keep in mind before using this feature. Once in view mode, it’s not as private as you might think.

The image or video disappears when the recipient closes the image or video, but the recipient can take a screenshot at any time. Also, WhatsApp will not notify if the recipient takes a screenshot.. In fact, WhatsApp openly acknowledges this limitation and makes it clear in a popup the first time you use View Once mode. This suggests that the messaging giant has no plans to implement a screenshot detection mechanism in the future. Therefore, if you are considering sending private images using this new feature, we recommend using another secure messaging app or Snapchat.

whatsapp screenshot warning

When you send an image or video in view once mode, the (sender) will not be able to open it from the conversation page. However, if you accidentally send an image, you can delete everyone’s message before the recipient opens the image.

Messages disappear in WhatsApp vs once view mode

You may be wondering if WhatsApp already has an option to send a disappearing message. And yes, that’s right. So what’s the difference between the new View Once feature and hiding messages? That’s what this section describes.

The main difference between disappearing messages and View Once is the duration. Messages sent in WhatsApp message loss mode will expire after 7 days, but when the recipient opens the media file,[1回表示]The photos and videos marked with will disappear. There is another way in that range that is different from the message that the new feature disappears. The disappearing message affects all text and media files in the conversation, but View Once is limited to images and videos.

How to send “view once” photos / videos on WhatsApp

Now that you understand the new View Once feature and how it works, here’s how to use it in your personal chat or group.

1. Open WhatsApp chat and Please select an image or video From the Media Picker UI, just as you would normally do to send a photo or video in a messaging app.Select an image from the gallery

2. If you are on a page where you can write a caption before sending a photo or video Tap the new “Show Once” button Located in the lower right corner of the chat box. When enabled, the icon will turn green.

Photos set to show whatsapp once-disappearing photos whatsapp

3. As mentioned above, the submitted image will not be displayed in the chat window. Instead, you’ll see the text “Photo” and a clock icon next to it. The following shows how images sent using View Once mode are displayed to senders and recipients.

Photo showing sender and recipient mode only once-Photo disappearing whatsapp
WhatsApp once view mode – sender (left) and recipient (right)

4. When the recipient opens the media file, the text “Photo” will automatically change to “Open” to reflect the current status. This happens regardless of the read confirmation privacy settings. I turned off read confirmation on both devices and was able to see when the image was opened. You can press and hold an “open” chat bubble and tap the “i” button to view detailed photo / video message information.

Open confirmation view once display mode

Send self-destructive photos and videos on WhatsApp

So this is how you can use the new View Once feature to send expired photos and videos on WhatsApp. This feature does not have a screenshot blocking or detection mechanism and is not recommended for use in private image or video exchange. However, it is useful for other images that are inherently less sensitive. For more information on these cool WhatsApp features, see the article on how to permanently mute archived chats on WhatsApp and recharge your Jio number using WhatsApp.