WhatsApp I’m having a busy week. The Android The version of the popular messaging app brought support for Passkeys on Tuesday and introduced a bottom tab interface earlier in the week. Now, the Meta-owned instant messaging platform is rolling out a feature that will allow users to do both iOS And to set Android voice notes as ‘watch once’, just as the app already allows for other types of media The feature is currently in beta testing and should reach a wider range of users in the coming days.
According to a Report According to WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the app is rolling out a new privacy feature for beta users, bringing self-destructing voice notes. WhatsApp users can already choose to ‘see once’ when sending pictures and videos to their contacts on the app. Now the same feature is coming for voice notes as well
The feature is reportedly rolling out to select beta testers on WhatsApp beta for Android via the Google Play Store and WhatsApp beta for iOS via the TestFlight app. Compatible updates for the ‘One Look’ mode feature for audio messages include WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. On iOS, WhatsApp beta is compatible with the 184.108.40.206 update.
As mentioned earlier, the feature is currently only available to some beta testers and a wider rollout is expected in the coming days. Voice notes cannot be saved or forwarded to other users when the ‘View at a glance’ mode is on. WABetaInfo also included screenshots of the feature in the test, showing the familiar ‘take a look’ icon in the voice message chat bar. Tapping the icon will send the voice note to ‘View at once’ mode. A voice note sent with the feature activated cannot be replayed, saved or shared.
WhatsApp has been beefing up its privacy features in recent times. The app was recently Report Working on a new secret code feature for locked chats, which allows users to create a custom password for their secure chat folders.
WhatsApp this week too to issue Support for Passkeys on Android, which allows users to securely log into their accounts using biometric authentication or their device PIN. With this feature, users can use face unlock or fingerprint scanner on their Android phone to log back into their WhatsApp account with a passkey stored on their device.