WhatsApp: Now you can send photos that self-destruct after viewing them!

In the last few months WhatsApp has incorporated new functions to increase the security and privacy of users within the platform. However, today one of the most anticipated has arrived and that many longed to have: automatic deletion of shared content. But what is this about?

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This means that very soon, sooner than you imagine, WhatsApp will allow you to share ephemeral photos and videos that will be erased or self-destruct from the other phone when the person sees it. A step forward in terms of privacy and security that the more than two billion users of the app will be able to enjoy.

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How will self-destructing photos and videos work after viewing on WhatsApp?

At the moment this novelty is available in the beta version of WhatsApp for Android devices, which is namede “Photos and videos that can only be viewed once”. Its operation will be very simple and the best of all is that this tool does not allow photos or videos to be saved in the gallery of the phone of the person who receives the message.

The step by step to activate the photos and videos that self-destruct will be the following:

1. Open WhatsApp.
2. Enter any chat, one to whom you want to send an ephemeral photo or video.
3. Click on the ‘Attachment’ icon.
4. Select a photo or video from your gallery.
5. Now click on the new icon with the number one that will appear in the message composition bar.
6. When the file is shown in green, the file will have self-destruct after being viewed once.

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Photo or video sent from WhatsApp with the new function to disappear after seeing them once.- Blog Hola Telcel
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It is important to mention that WhatsApp You still have to work on more privacy and security methods, as this tool does not prevent the recipient from taking screenshots of the shared video or photo.

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Photo: WABetaInfo

Although there is more to be learned, the arrival of self-destruction of photos and videos after seeing them once is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated functions, which you can enjoy with the unlimited social networks that your Telcel’s Unlimited Friend and connectivity to #TelcelLaMejorRed with the highest coverage.

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Do not stop being aware of Hello Telcel to know when this new feature will be officially available, both on Android and iOS devices. In the meantime tell us, what do you think of this method to share files through WhatsApp?

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