Instant messaging platform WhatsApp is testing a new feature for its users called ‘View Once’ which is similar to the snaps on Snapchat, the new feature will allow users to send disappearing photos and videos.
The feature has been introduced to WhatsApp Beta testers on Android.
Reportedly, if the test goes smoothly, the feature will be rolled out for the general public too.
It also further reported that the new feature currently has some drawbacks, which may be resolved quite soon.
For instance, a recipient can take a screenshot of the phone to stay the image beyond the auto-delete. Additionally, the read receipts will goo automatically disabled, and the sender can still see the messages which you have sent. Even, the blocked contacts can also see the single-use attachments if they are a part of the standard group.
However, there is no information on when this new feature might roll out globally, neither there is any mention of a rollout to iOS and desktop as of yet.