WhatsApp To Prevent Users From Taking Chat Screenshots

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Popular instant messaging platform, Whatsapp is planning to take things to the next level. After introducing some major security overhauls to its application, the company is testing out a new feature which is similar to Snapchat’s messaging platform in some ways. Previously, the application was reported to receive an update which will curb unnecessary fake news chains. As per recent news, the application is now rumoured to get a feature which will prevent users from capturing screenshot chat screens.

About The “No-Screenshot” Feature

In another popular media sharing app, Snapchat, users are not necessarily prohibited from taking screenshots. Instead, any screenshots taken on one end are reported on the other end. As per reports, Whatsapp will twist this feature in order to prevent all screenshots within the application. The Facebook owned messaging app is expected to follow on the lines of Netflix and Amazon Prime applications, which do not allow screen recording or screenshotting within the premises of the app. 

WhatsAppThis may not be the most welcomed feature for a lot of users who like to capture screenshots of their chats and share them with their friends. What a lot of people don’t realize is the fact that sharing screenshots is a violation of the privacy policy, which prohibits users from sharing personal information with a third party. Even though the fingerprint authentication feature is not yet available on Android, the presence of such a feature combined with the “No-screenshot” feature may be a decent security detail for the application. 

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Additionally, Whatsapp will be updated with two separate tabs: one for emojis and one for stickers. The sticker section will be further divided into two tabs: party stickers and content stickers. This will make the emoji and sticker search much simpler than before. In light of Facebook’s recent data breaches (which have raised concerns amongst users), the company is trying every possible method to step-up the security detail in its applications. It is possible that the company may introduce a toggle feature to control whether you want other users to screenshot your chats or not. 

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