Published: August 05, 2021 10:44 AM
In the future, WhatsApp will allow sending photos that the recipient can only view once. This can be useful, for example, if you want to share confidential information such as a WLAN password with someone, a chat service that belongs to Facebook explained.
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However, it can take a screenshot – or simply take a screenshot of another device, as WhatsApp has been restricted to a blog entry. If a user reports a file that was sent once – eg inappropriate – to WhatsApp, the service can access it. If the photo is not opened within 14 days, it will disappear from the chat.
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WhatsApp has been embroiled in controversy over the past few months after privacy advocates warned that new terms of service paved the way for more data sharing with Facebook. WhatsApp rejects it.
Experts classify the new WhatsApp function “View One” as a competitor to the US provider Snap, which became known for the fact that its users can post messages on the Snapchat platform that are automatically deleted after 24 hours.
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