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WhatsApp removes important function

WhatsApp removes important function

Now an important function has been removed from the new version of Whatsapp. Image: IMAGO images/CHROMORANGE


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Apps like Instagram, Whatsapp, Facebook or Telegram add new features. This often leads to apps becoming more and more merged with each other, as happened last year, for example. WhatsApp. Here, Meta introduced the feature Snapchat was once known for: being able to open photos just once. However, the messaging service has now decided to remove part of this feature.

Whatsapp removes the feature – for more privacy

Although WhatsApp has often been criticized in the past for not being particularly sensitive to its users’ sensitive data, Meta has now acted in the interest of privacy. What “Wabeta Informationreported that the group had restricted the “submit for single view” feature.

With a click on the "1" the feature can be turned on and off at the bottom right.

The feature can be turned on and off by clicking the “1” at the bottom right.Image: screenshot/watson

The main change here was that such messages are only available through the smartphone It can be viewed and sent. Previously, it was also possible to open or send the photos once on the PC or in the browser in general.

Screenshot block reason for action

The reason for this measure is the new screenshot blocking introduced by Whatsapp according to “Wabetainfo”. Although this lock has not entered yet Germany arrived, but it could soon spread here as well.

About streaming services Netflix and RTL+ is on the Department It has not been possible to take screenshots for a long time. In principle, you can take a picture of the screen and save it to the gallery, but the image appears completely black.

While application developers may use this feature to Android and unlock iOS, screenshot lock on pc browser still doesn’t work.

Meta thus closed a security gap with the screen lock for WhatsApp. Despite this, caution is advised when sending sensitive photos, as there is always the possibility of photographing the sent photo with another smartphone.