October 17, 2021, 10:31 pm
Online Desk :
Once viewed, pictures and video messages will automatically disappear – recently the messaging service WhatsApp has come up with such a feature.
The Facebook-owned service has come up with the feature to compete with rival Snapchat.
In a blog post about the new feature that came out last week, Facebook said that the name of the new feature of WhatsApp is ‘View Once’. Photos and videos sent using it will disappear from the conversation once viewed. After viewing the content, those messages will be shown as ‘open’.
Snapchat of Snap Inc. is well known for its storage features. The feature allows users to post for 24 hours, after which time the post disappears. Many people had to stay home during the epidemic last year, and the feature has grown in popularity, Reuters reported.
Snap is not sitting still. The service is adding new features to attract more users to its platform.
In March of this year, the news came that WhatsApp is testing the feature that the picture will disappear. At that time, it was reported in the media that if you click on the blue toggle in such a picture, a warning message will also be shown.
In that message, WhatsApp will inform the user that the media will disappear as soon as the conversation is over.
The blue toggle can be found next to the ‘Ad Caption’ textbox.