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WhatsApp rolling out Screenshot Blocking feature for View Once phones and videos

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WhatsApp officially announced the rollout of Screenshot Blocking feature for View Once media. With the latest update, WhatsApp is restricting users from capturing a screenshot of media items like phones and videos shared using the View Once feature.

The company is continuously enhancing the security and privacy of the platform. The Screenshot Blocking feature will further ensure the privacy of photos and videos of WhatsApp users when shared through View Once. It will automatically apply to all accounts as part of WhatsApp’s commitment to consumer privacy.

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In case you will try to capture a screenshot of a View Once media (image of paused video), a prompt will appear informing you that the screenshot facility is blocked. You can check the preview of the privacy-centric change in the official graphics included in the image below.

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WhatsApp Android App Updates – v2.24.5.13 beta

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WhatsApp is one of the most used messaging services, owned by Facebook. It allows you to send/receive text, photos, videos, documents, location, and voice/video calls. Also, you can share some of your most personal moments because of its end-to-end encryption security with the help of WhatsApp.

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To maintain the popularity of WhatsApp, the company continuously works to add new features and improve the presently available features. Also, as a beta tester, you’ll receive an update that includes a testing version of WhatsApp Messenger on the Beta channel.

WhatsApp for Android 2.24.4.75 – STABLE

WhatsApp for Android 2.24.5.13 – BETA

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Take a look at the features of WhatsApp

TEXTS – Simple, Reliable Messaging

WhatsApp uses your phone’s Internet connection to send messages so you can avoid SMS fees.

GROUP CHAT – Groups to keep in touch

With group chats, you can share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once. You can also name your group, mute or customize notifications, and more.

WHATSAPP VOICE AND VIDEO CALLS – Speak Freely

With voice calls, you can talk to your friends and family for free, even if they’re in another country. And with free video calls, you can have face-to-face conversations when voice or text just isn’t enough.

WHATSAPP ON WEB AND DESKTOP – Keep the Conversation Going

With WhatsApp on the web and desktop, you can seamlessly sync all of your chats to your computer so that you can chat on whatever device is most convenient for you.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS – Share Moments that Matter

Send photos and videos on WhatsApp instantly. You can even capture the moments that matter to you most with a built-in camera. With WhatsApp, photos and videos send quickly even if you’re on a slow connection.

END-TO-END ENCRYPTION – Security by Default

When end-to-end encrypted, your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you’re communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp.

DOCUMENTS – Document Sharing Made Easy

Send PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and more, without the hassle of email or file-sharing apps. You can send documents up to 100 MB, so it’s easy to get what you need over to who you want.

VOICE MESSAGES – Say What’s On Your Mind

Sometimes, your voice says it all. With just one tap you can record a Voice Message, perfect for a quick hello or a longer story.

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WhatsApp new feature will help users get detailed insights of channel reports

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With the latest 2.24.15.11 version, WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that will help users access channel reports. With the addition of this option, WhatsApp assures users transparency and engagement within the platform.

Notably, this WhatsApp feature was designed to list all channel reports submitted by users, offering them valuable insights into the results of reports they’ve previously submitted to the moderation team.

The new channel reports will help users see the tangible impact of their actions, and feel motivated to continue reporting inappropriate content or behavior, contributing to making the platform safer for all users.

Users will find this option between Terms and Privacy Policy and App info inside the Help Section. With a new section, WhatsApp allows users to get detailed insights into the outcomes of the reports they’ve submitted. Specifically, when the entirety of a channel is reported.

Consequently, users will be able to easily review and monitor the status of reports they have submitted. However, the feature to access channel reports is available to some beta testers at the moment and will be available for users around the world in the coming weeks.

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WhatsApp is working on a Favorite contacts chat filter feature for iOS 

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To make the conversation more convenient and offer users an improved experience, WhatsApp could soon add a favorite contacts chat filter feature for iOS devices. Notably, the favorite contact feature is currently in development and before its stable release, WhatsApp continues to enhance it.

According to the details, WhatsApp is working on a new custom chat filter feature for favorite contacts. This will help users quickly access and prioritize conversations with their favorite contacts, ensuring they never miss important messages from them.

To be mentioned, the addition of favorite contacts will allow users to customize their messaging experience to suit their preferences. It also ensures that users always remain connected with their most important contacts while managing their conversations efficiently.

The capability to designate favorite contacts will also offer significant benefits for users handling numerous conversations with a dedicated chat filter. By allowing users to mark specific contacts as favorites, WhatsApp will make it easier to prioritize important conversations.

However, the chat filter feature for favorite contacts is under development and it will be available in a future update of the app on iOS. It’s also worth mentioning that, this feature is also getting tested for the web version of WhatsApp.

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