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WhatsApp Tests for Blocking Screenshot For Android

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  • Aug 18,2022
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Whatsapp is always working to make the privacy of its users better.  We have seen many implementations such as Disappearing messages, single-view images, and videos. Taking this to a more secure level, WhatsApp has tested a feature of Screenshot Blocking for Android (Similar to Snapchat but with a change).

WhatsApp Screenshot Blocking in Beta

recent report by WABetaInfo reveals that WhatsApp is testing Screenshot Blocking as part of its Android app’s beta version. For those who don’t know, the feature will restrict people from taking screenshots of disappearing images and videos.

WhatsApp Scrennshot Blocking

The screenshot shared shows that a prompt will occur that will acknowledge the user the new privacy feature won’t let users share, forward, save, or copy the “View Once” messages. Once official, if a person tries to take a screenshot of the same, it will be blocked. Although, the sender won’t be notified of the same. Have a look at the pop-up.

This move will surely enhance the privacy of the disappearing messages and one-view images and videos. Moreover, there is a theme or design-based update going on as well, WhatsApp now supports themed icons for Android 13 beta users. When enabled, users will be able to see the WhatsApp app icon based on the theme and wallpaper they have chosen. You can check out what this looks like below.

WhatsApp Android 13 Theme Icons

These updates are in the beta stage now, and looking as per trend we can assume the stable roll out soon by the end of this year, but for a note, there is no official statement about the release date for the stable built.


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