WhatsApp desktop does not support view-once messages after you open the content it disappears
WhatsApp Web is a useful tool for many people, but because the WhatsApp platform places a strong emphasis on protecting users’ privacy, users of the WhatsApp desktop app will not be able to access the well-known function in the near future. According to the information that was provided by WABetainfo, the desktop version of WhatsApp will not enable “view-once” messages, which vanish once the content has been accessed by the recipient. The update is presently being tested by WhatsApp with beta users, but we anticipate that the platform will soon make it available to all users in the not-too-distant future. The “view-once” message is a helpful tool for anyone who wants to share an image or a video with someone else, but only wants it to be viewed once before it disappears forever.
However, WhatsApp is aware that users cannot be prohibited from taking screenshots or recording their screens of such content, which makes it a problem for users’ privacy. And because there is no way to prevent a person from taking screenshots on a desktop, WhatsApp has eliminated support for the feature entirely for users on personal computers. It has been brought to our attention by the messaging app that WhatsApp for Windows and macOS will lose functionality for viewing view-one messages. The source says that WhatsApp has already taken away the ability to send or see these kinds of messages on desktop devices as of November 1. They have also taken away the ability to do so from beta testing.
It was the proper decision to remove support for view-once messages on the WhatsApp desktop client. If this feature remained available, users could easily circumvent the restrictions imposed by the app and save the graphic on their own computers. In other WhatsApp-related news from this week, the platform is currently exploring the potential of users being able to message one another. The information on this update was provided by WABetaInfo. According to them, the beta version 188.8.131.52 of Android will receive an unreleased feature that is referred to as “message yourself.” Users of WhatsApp will see their name, shown as “Me,” on the chat list, which is the location from where they can message other contacts.
People have a right to wonder why WhatsApp would want its users to contact each other, but the purpose of this function is to give users the ability to save websites and make notes from within the messaging program itself. Most of you are relying on texting friends for these kinds of comments, telling them to ignore the stuff that has been shared in their chat box.