• However unlike Snapchat which notifies someone when the recipient takes a screenshot, WhatsApp sender will not receive any information.
• It will make it impossible to take screenshots to view once pictures and videos are sent to friends.
WhatsApp is working on a new security feature that will make it impossible to take screenshots once pictures and videos are sent.
When a user tries to take a screenshot of images or videos, the new feature will block the screenshot.
However, unlike Snapchat which notifies someone when the recipient takes a screenshot of their message, the new WhatsApp feature won't.
"We’ll keep building new ways to protect your messages and keep them as private and secure as face-to-face conversations,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.
The feature was first spotted on WhatsApp Beta testing for iOS, and has not been spotted on Android Beta by WhatsApp beta tracker site WABetaInfo.
However, it will be rolled out soon globally to all users.
The new feature will work towards enhancing confidentiality of information shared by users to individuals and WhatsApp groups.