WhatsApp View Once Feature: According to WhatsApp, it has begun testing a new ‘View Once’ feature for Windows, which will allow users to access photographs and videos that are intended to be viewed only once within the application. It was discovered in a beta version of WhatsApp’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, which is presently being used for testing reasons, according to the report. Moreover, WhatsApp has begun testing a new pop-up menu for phone numbers received in messages, which allows you to select between dialling the number or adding it to your contacts by tapping on it within the chat.
According to WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo, WhatsApp for Windows beta 2.2212.2.0 has been published for early testers, and it includes the ability to view photographs and videos that have been shared via the ‘View Once’ function. The beta version, on the other hand, does not feature the capability of sending media content that can only be seen once.
Last year, the ‘View Once’ capability was made available to users of the Android and iPhone operating systems. Using this feature, users may ensure that the photographs and videos they post on WhatsApp are removed from the chat once they have been viewed by the recipient. Although the photographs and videos shared using the feature cannot be saved by the recipient, they can be saved by the recipient by taking screenshots or recording screen recordings on their devices.
18.104.22.168, the latest version of WhatsApp for Android, has been launched in tandem with the Windows beta release for beta testers. This version includes a pop-up menu that appears when you tap a phone number that is currently present in the chat. It provides you with the choice to either phone the number directly using the default app or add it to your contacts list immediately from the notification.
In the event that the phone number is already active on WhatsApp, the menu provides users with the option to communicate directly with the number’s owner.
According to WABetaInfo, the new pop-up menu is currently being rolled out to some beta testers. The site has also posted a screenshot of the experience to demonstrate what it’s like. It is not yet clear when the feature will be made available to normal users, and no specific date has been announced.
Users are normally taken to their default dialer app when they tap a phone number in a WhatsApp conversation. However, this has recently changed.
According to a separate tip from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has resolved an issue that was causing the conversation button to appear incorrectly in the chats list when the app was launched. It is included in WhatsApp for Android beta version 22.214.171.124 and can be downloaded here.
In addition, the beta edition displays a green dot in the WhatsApp Settings to remind testers to check the reminder for the company’s Terms of Service update in India, which was recently implemented. The update is a component of the requirements that WhatsApp and other social media companies have as a result of new information technology regulations in the country.
WhatsApp improved its voice messaging experience earlier this week by introducing new capabilities such as out-of-chat playback and the ability to pick up messages where you left off. In addition, the instant messaging software has been discovered to work on features like file sharing for files as large as 2GB on both Android and iOS, as well as a darker style designed exclusively for users of iOS 15 and subsequent versions.