WhatsApp is releasing view once for photos and videos!

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After releasing an update for WhatsApp beta for Android, bringing the possibility to send photos and videos using a view once mode, WhatsApp is finally introducing the same feature for all iOS beta users today, thanks to the 2.21.140.9 beta update from TestFlight.
How does the feature work? Discover the details below!

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Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? View Once
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? This version is marked as compatible.
I’ve the same version but I don’t see this feature, why? The feature is available for this beta version, but if it doesn’t appear it means the feature is not ready yet for your account. Please wait for the next beta updates.
Previous news? WhatsApp is rolling out photos and videos set to view once on WhatsApp for Android!
WhatsApp Messenger (2.21.150.12)LAST SLOT AVAILABILITY
52 days, 4 hours, 58 minutes and 26 seconds ago
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Check out TestFlight or Twitter daily to discover new availabilities.

VIEW ONCE

WhatsApp is finally releasing, for people that joined the beta program, a new feature that allows you to send photos and videos to disappear when they are viewed the first time.
If you want to discover if the feature is already available for you, just try to send a photo or video and you should see the view once button in the chat bar:

As you can see in this screenshot, we have pointed out the view once button and the word “screenshot”. When you send photos and videos using this mode, screenshots aren’t blocked and the sender won’t be notified if the recipient has taken a screenshot (discover here why), so be careful when you use this feature!
When you send the media, it already disappears from your mobile phone and it will also disappear in the recipient’s phone when he opens it once. You are notified when the recipient opens the photo/video because the bubble message will report “Opened”.
Other details, like who opened your photo/video, are available in Message Info.

The feature is available today for a large part of beta testers. If you’re a beta tester but you don’t see the view once button, there is nothing to be worried about: WhatsApp is constantly rolling out the feature for more users, so it is only a matter of time before receiving it.
Stay tuned to discover more features and changes about WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS!

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