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You won't be able to do this in Messenger anymore

You won’t be able to do this in Messenger anymore

A long time ago, WhatsApp made it possible to send messages that could only be opened once and then destroyed on its own. What works as a practical function can be overridden if you want to share important details that you don’t want anyone else to see with a screenshot. This will end soon.

WhatsApp is blocking the screenshot function

It has long been suspected that WhatsApp is working on a feature that would block the ability to take a screenshot in the app when it comes to self-delete message Actions. This is already there to protect your privacy. It would be foolish for every recipient to simply be able to take a screenshot of the message and forward it. This is exactly what will come to an end soon. In beta version of WhatsApp for Android can Cannot take screenshot or screen recording of self-delete message. Shows only a black image:

This is known from many banking applications where it is not possible to take screenshots. This is exactly Blockade is now also implemented in WhatsApp to automatically delete messages. This creates more privacy and should have been introduced when WhatsApp started self-deleting messages.

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WhatsApp cannot prevent every danger

Blocking screenshot feature on self-delete messages in WhatsApp is an important step. However, it is not yet known when the function will be activated for all users.

In addition, the main problem remains that there can be no 100% copy protection, similar to DRM content. Because if you receive a message that you are self-deleting, you can no longer take a screenshot under normal circumstances However, you can continue to shoot or shoot content with another smartphone, for example. The problem is known as Analog Gap or analog holeNeither WhatsApp nor anyone else will be able to solve it. So you still have to trust your interlocutors when sending private content. Only one confirmed message no to send.

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