Thursday, March 04, 2021
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Web Desk

WhatsApp will have 'self-destructing photos'

WhatsApp has not implemented screenshot detection for self-destructing photos yet

By
Web Desk
A WhatsApp logo can be seen in this illustration. — Reuters/File

  • The self-destructing photos cannot be exported from WhatsApp.
  • WhatsApp has not implemented screenshot detection for self-destructing photos yet.


Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now reportedly working on a new feature that will delete photos once the sender leaves the chat.

"WhatsApp is working on self-destructing photos in a future update for iOS and Android," WABetainfo said in a post on Twitter.

The portal said that the messaging app has restricted exporting of "self-destructing photos" from the app — users cannot transfer the images onto another platform like they do with normal photos.

"WhatsApp didn't implement a screenshot detection for self-destructing photos yet. [The] same concept from Instagram Direct," it added.

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