Some WhatsApp users see the number “1” next to voice messages. Behind that is a function that has been available for photos for a long time.
Kassel – No sooner had a new function been introduced on WhatsApp than the next innovation was on the digital doorstep. This also applies to the beta version of the popular messaging service. There has been a little “1” next to some voice messages for some time now. This icon also appears when recording a voice message. What is it all about?
New symbol on WhatsApp: What the number “1” next to the voice message means
Such as, among other things netzwelt.de Reports, WhatsApp is planning to expand the so-called one-time view function to include voice messages. This means: Both photos and videos – and perhaps also voice messages in the future – that were sent in a WhatsApp chat will be deleted immediately after they have been viewed by the contact in question. The corresponding photos or videos can only be recalled once.
Anyone who places great importance on security and also sends sensitive content via WhatsApp can activate the one-time offer and thus protect their privacy. Quoted from blog WABetaInfo It goes without saying that WhatsApp is now expanding this functionality to include voice messages. It is also now possible to use two WhatsApp accounts on just one device.
A new feature for WhatsApp voice messages is initially only available in beta versions
The new feature for WhatsApp voice messages should already be available for testing for some users. This is for everyone using beta versions 22.214.171.124 for Android or 126.96.36.199 for iOS. The following screenshot is from WABetaInfo It aims to clarify what is new:
When you record a voice message, as shown here, a new one-time view icon appears in the chat bar. Anyone who clicks on this little icon, i.e. “1”, forwards the voice message in a way that the recipient cannot export it. The same applies to forwarding, saving and recording – these options are also not available. These voice messages are also marked with the number “1” in the chat itself, and by the way, there will soon be a new function for WhatsApp group chats.
This is how you record a WhatsApp audio message that can only be heard once
If you want to record and send voice messages on WhatsApp that can be listened to only once, do the following: First, you must activate the hands-free mode. To do this, press and hold the microphone icon, followed by the swipe up.
You can then select the small “1” that appears to the right of it. The message “Voice message is set to display once” will then be displayed. But be careful: of course, the small number icon can easily be pressed by mistake. The voice message has been sent, and the person you’re talking to may not expect any sound at all — and the sender can no longer listen to the voice message. This is also what the new functionality on WhatsApp brings. (Han)
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