WhatsApp: image sharing will be safer with this new feature

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Whatspp: self-destructive images.  Credit: WABetaInfo

WhatsApp has been at the epicenter of several privacy conversations. This is because the messaging service recently decided to change its privacy terms. But that doesn’t stop working on new ways to make your shares more secure.

Through a discovery by WABetaInfo, we learn that in the near future WhatsApp will give its users the possibility to send images that self-destruct.

Whatspp: self-destructive images.  Credit: WABetaInfo
Whatspp: self-destructive images. Credit: WABetaInfo

As you can see in the images, as soon as you share the content you receive the warning that “this image will disappear, as soon as you leave the conversation”. And this is something that you can choose to use or not to use from the small icon indicated in the images.

By activating the feature, you guarantee that the image in question cannot be exported from WhatsApp. And as soon as the person to whom you sent it also leaves the conversation, it will disappear for safety.

Screen capture detection has not yet been implemented

This is a concept similar to what we have in direct Instagram messages. However, it is said that WhatsApp has not yet implemented screen capture detection in this feature. Something we hope you will do before launching it to everyone.

The novelty will be available in both private and group conversations, and the images are obfuscated until the recipient clicks on them. This will be a feature that follows after the launch of self-destructive messages.

WABetaInfo says that it does not know when the feature will be available to all users. But he says it will be available for both iOS users and those using Android smartphones.

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