Anyone who wants to send personal or sensitive content via WhatsApp and values privacy can currently activate the so-called one-time view for security reasons.
Photos or videos sent from a WhatsApp chat disappear as soon as the recipient views the content. Photos or videos sent for one-time viewing cannot be viewed again, and you cannot forward, save, star, or share these messages. If the recipient doesn’t open the content for 14 days after receiving it, it will disappear from the chat.
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WhatsApp is now expanding this functionality to include voice messages and reports WABetaInfo. The self-deleting voice message innovation is already available to some users as a beta test. More users should be able to access it in the next few days.
As with self-deleting videos or photos, the recipient can only listen to the voice message once. Additionally, they cannot be exported, forwarded, or saved.
Update: WhatsApp will no longer be available on many mobile phones starting October 24
On October 24, WhatsApp will release a new version that is no longer supported on many older mobile phones.
According to the official blog of the makers of WhatsApp, from now on only Android 5.0 and above will be supported. Previously, it was also possible to use the messenger with Android devices version 4.1 and 4.4.
Nothing has changed for iPhone users – iOS 12, released in 2018, remains the minimum requirements.
Two WhatsApp accounts on one mobile phone
Another innovation that will make life easier for many WhatsApp users. From now on, you can use two WhatsApp accounts at the same time on one smartphone, the messaging service announced in its blog.
Until now, anyone with two SIM cards had to carry two cell phones with them if they wanted to use WhatsApp with both numbers.
For this new functionality, just install the latest version of the messenger. Privacy and notification settings should be individually adjustable for each account. This allows users to easily separate work and private accounts.
The new function is activated very simply:
- Insert the second SIM card into the phone (eSIM works too)
- Open WhatsApp settings
- Click the arrow next to the name
- Click “Add Account”.
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