Why does WhatsApp allow screenshots of self-destructing photos?

Photos that self-destruct was one of the features most awaited by WhatsApp users. This option allows the recipient to see the image only once.

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WhatsApp is receiving new features to improve the user experience on iOS , Android and PC. These options are activated little by little. The newest is the ability to send self-destructing photos and videos .

The arrival of this option to WhatsApp is very important, since the function of images and videos that self-destruct means that the receiver can see the content only once. After opening, it will be automatically removed from the conversation.

This tool has gained much prominence because it adds an extra security filter to the audiovisual content that users send; However, there is a gap that needs to be solved by the developers of the application, which causes several Internet users to ask the following question:

Why does WhatsApp allow screenshots of self-destructing photos?
As detailed by WABetaInfo, a portal known for sharing the news of the instant messaging application, WhatsApp did not add a system to block or notify the sender that the receiver is taking a screenshot of the image or video he sent.

The reason for this, according to Andro4all, is that the application developers want them to use this function with great caution. That is, if we do not trust the other person, it is better not to send photos or videos.

Although they do not provide an explanation at the height of these circumstances, the truth is that WhatsApp would not have any intention of improving the option of sending photos and videos that self-delete to ensure user privacy. As a result, it is best not to send images through the app.

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Written by Leena Wadia

Linguist-translator by education. I have been working in the field of advertising journalism for over 9 years.


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