WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 220.127.116.11.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on a feature to send audio messages that are only playable once for added privacy, available in a future update of the app!
|Name of the feature?||View once audio|
|Availability?||WhatsApp is working on the ability to send audio messages that are only playable once, for a future update of the app.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.|
|How to join the community on WhatsApp?||WABetaInfo Community|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168: what’s new? WhatsApp is working on the ability to send video messages!|
VIEW ONCE AUDIO
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update, we announced that WhatsApp is working on the ability to send view once text messages, for a future update of the app. WhatsApp already supports sending photos and videos that can only be opened once, and thanks to the news discovered last December, we were able to confirm that text messages will also support this feature at a later date. However, thanks to the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update, we discovered that WhatsApp is also planning to allow sending audio messages that can be played only once, for a future update!
As you can see in this screenshot, it’s clear that WhatsApp is really planning to introduce this feature in a future update of the app. Audio messages sent by using this mode will be playable only once. As happens with view once images and videos, audio messages sent as view once cannot be saved, forwarded, or recorded, for added privacy.
This feature will definitely increase the privacy and security of the communication: since the audio message sent by using the view once mode is designed to be played only once, it surely reduces the risk of someone else being able to access or listen to it later, which can help to protect sensitive and confidential information.
The ability to send audio messages that are only playable once is under development and it will be released in a future update of the app. We will publish another article when we have further details to share with you.
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