WhatsApp To Prevent Users From Taking Chat Screenshots
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
When the Authentication feature will be available and you enable it, conversation screenshots are blocked (for you) ?— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 15, 2019
What do you think? I don't like the idea and I don't see the point.
If I authenticate my identity using my fingerprint, why conversation screenshots are blocked? https://t.co/wVFWyx2Ibb
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.
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.