- WhatsApp gets feature for ‘view once’ messages à la Snapchat
- The feature can be activated for individual messages in chats
- Currently it only works if both sender and recipient have a new version
The guys from Wabetainfo found the feature in the latest version of the messenger with the version number 18.104.22.168. As always, you can head over to our guide on How to install the latest WhatsApp APK – or in short: Download the latest WhatsApp version from APKMirror and get going.
WhatsApp: Here’s how to use one-time messages when they’re available
Using the ‘view once’ messages is pretty straight-forward. Select a photo that’d you’d like the recipient to view only once. Next to the caption field, you’ll see a small “1” inside of a circle. Tap it, and the recipient will be able to see the picture exactly once.
As with Snapchat and other messengers, however, it is still possible for users to create screenshots of the one-time message. So you shouldn’t be too sure about whatever you’ll send to be seen once and then gone forever.
What do you think of the new WhatsApp feature? Are we finally getting the self-destruct feature we’ve been wanting? Let’s discuss it in the comments – your comments won’t be deleted, of course. At least for now.