WhatsApp now supports disappearing photos and videos, but there’s a catch

Aug 6, 2021

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

WhatsApp now supports disappearing photos and videos, but there’s a catch

Aug 6, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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After almost every app on the planet, WhatsApp has finally jumped on the bandwagon and added disappearing messages. You can now send photos and videos that will self-destruct right after they’re viewed. However, there’s a catch, and it’s called screenshots.

WhatsApp announced the new feature on Wednesday. By setting your messages to “View Once,” they will be able to be replayed only once and after that they will disappear forever.

The first thing that comes to mind for messages like these is nudes. Come on, be honest, you thought about it too! But WhatsApp notes that self-destructing messages can be used for a variety of other purposes. You can send someone a photo of clothes you’re trying out; your Wi-Fi password, your work in progress (like I do when doing embroidery) … Use your imagination.

However, unlike Instagram for example, WhatsApp doesn’t notify you when someone takes a screenshot of your disappearing photo. So if you plan on sending those nudes… I mean, Wi-Fi passwords, be careful who you share them with.

[via TechCrunch]

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3 responses to “WhatsApp now supports disappearing photos and videos, but there’s a catch”

  1. Lorenzo Morgoni Avatar
    Lorenzo Morgoni

    better go with the old school

  2. James Avatar
    James

    I like this new feature of whatsapp. It is really cool. Imagine using whatsapp after selling your house to Green Bay Real Estate agent.