WhatsApp Is Going To Take Back Its View Once Message Feature From Desktop Because Of Some Privacy Concerns

Whatsapp is changing the view once messages feature on the desktop by withdrawing it because of privacy issues. Last month, WhatsApp introduced a new feature that won't let you screenshot the WhatsApp chat called screenshot blocking. This feature was introduced after the view once messages feature because this way people won't be able to take screenshots of the view once messages. But since this screenshot blocking feature is not available on desktop, Whatsapp is going to remove the view once messages feature from WhatsApp desktop. This new change has been incorporated since November 1.

When you open WhatsApp on the desktop, you won't be able to see the view-once message because of the user's privacy policy. Now it won't be available on Whatsapp Web/Desktop, Whatsapp for Windows, and WhatsApp beta for macOS (native catalyst app). You will not be able to send a view once message from the desktop site too.

WhatsApp can do all the things it wants to maintain users' privacy, but people are still going to find out a way to take a screenshot of the view once messages. Some people can still take a picture of your view once a message from another phone. So always be careful about whom you are sending the message to.

This removal of features is rolling out at full speed. Even if you can still send and receive view-once messages on the desktop, it's just a matter of time until you cannot. This feature is important to maintain the privacy of users because this way some delicate and private information can be leaked to someone. WhatsApp is always working to give everyone a comfortable and safe chatting room and that's why people are pleased with this update. Yes, it may be frustrating when you are working on a desktop site but can't view the message, but your phone will still have this feature. So it isn't much of a problem.


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