WhatsApp Unveils New Privacy Features Where Users Can Now Prevent Screenshots, Leave Group Chats Silently Amongst Others

The game-changing new features are part of a privacy update that is rolling out across the Meta-owned platform this month.

[ODUNEWS] August 9 – Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced three new privacy features that will soon be rolled out on WhatsApp. In a bid to increase the protection of its users, the new updates will enable further control and limit the spread of messages.

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Unveils New Privacy Features Where Users Now Prevent Screenshots, Leave Group Chats Silently Amongst Others



In a post announcing the update, Mark Zuckerberg said: “We’ll keep building new ways to protect your messages and keep them as private and secure as face-to-face conversations.”


The messaging platform said the new features aimed to keep improving the privacy around online conversations.




Currently, when a user leaves a group chat a notification appears at the bottom of the conversation telling others in the group who has left.

It means tactics such as muting group conversations to avoid awkward exit notifications or waiting to open messages to appear offline could soon be a thing of the past.



Additionally, users will soon be able to control who see their online status and they’ll be able to prevent screenshots being taken of photos sent on the app, through a new “view once” feature.

Users will also be given the ability to block people from taking screenshots of View Once messages, which are designed to disappear after being opened.


confirmed the screenshot blocking tool is being tested with plans to launch it soon.

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