WhatsApp is rolling out soon an interesting feature called ‘View Once Text’ to enhance security levels. This feature allows users to send texts that disappear immediately once the recipient opens them. The feature is similar to the currently available ‘View Once’ video image feature.
The main purpose of bringing the WhatsApp’s ‘View Once Text’ feature is to deliver extra levels of security to the personal conversation of users. The recipients of texts send via ‘View Once’ wont be able to download, save or take screenshots of the messages.
Earlier this week WhatsApp introduced avatars to WhatsApp, a new and personalized way to express yourself.
So, What is “View Once Text Feature” on Whataspp? According to WABetaInfo, “The WhatsApp’s ‘View Once Text Feature’ is very useful when you share very important information and you want to immediately delete them from the recipient’s phone for added privacy so you don’t even need to delete the view once text for everyone since it will be automatically deleted.
As happens with view once images and videos, it is not possible to forward and copy view once text messages. About screenshots, they should also be blocked but we will give you a confirmation when a future update is out. Note that, since this feature is under development, the layout of the view once text bubble and the send button may change before the release.
How does the WhatsApp View Once Text Feature Works?
WhatsApp users who want to check whether the ‘View Once Text’ feature is available on their WhatsApp version must follow the below mentioned steps.
- Open the WhatsApp application.
- Go to any of your chats.
- Write a text message and and click on the send option.
- If you see a lock icon on the send option, this means the ‘View Once Text’ feature has been updated on your WhatsApp version.
- If the lock icon is not there, wait for the future update.
- What is the new feature Avatar on WhatsApp
On the other hand have you checked out the avatar is a digital version of you that can be created from billions of combinations of diverse hair styles, facial features, and outfits. On WhatsApp you can now use your personalized avatar as your profile photo or choose from one of 36 custom stickers reflecting many different emotions and actions.
Earlier this year, a major update to how people will be able to connect on WhatsApp in the groups that matter to them was announced by Whatsapp.
Communities like neighborhoods, parents at a school, and workplaces can now connect multiple groups together under one umbrella to organize group conversations on WhatsApp.
To get started, tap on the new communities tab at the top of your chats on Android and at the bottom on iOS. From there you can start a new Community from scratch or add existing groups.
Once you’re in a community, you can easily switch between available groups to get the information you need, when you need it, and admins can send important updates to everyone in the Community.