Soon you will not be Able to Take WhatsApp Chat Screenshots

As WhatsApp is owned by Facebook and let’s accept Facebook is not a safe platform, many people had some security concerns with WhatsApp too. To wave these concerns goodbye, WhatsApp is rolling out certain security feature in order to make its platform more secure than before and also to gain customers trust. This is one of the reasons why WhatsApp has an ever-growing user base. This time WhatsApp has come up with a surprising feature which will not be welcomed by many. After the launch of this feature, you will not be able to take WhatsApp chat Screenshots.

Yes, the social media giant is working on a feature, that will block users from taking screenshots of chats. This is quite funny as taking screenshots from someone’s chat and sending it to your friends asking what to reply, is a normal trait when it comes to teenagers.

WhatsApp for Android will block users from taking WhatsApp Chat Screenshots

In simple words, on enabling this authentication feature of WhatsApp, you will not be able to take screenshots of your chat.  However, the receiver will be able to save screenshots of your conversation. Upon enabling authentication feature on the smartphones, people will still be able to respond to the messages from notification and also will be able to answer calls on WhatsApp even if the app is locked. The feature is under development, but soon it will be launched for WhatsApp’s Beta app for Android.

This upcoming feature on Android will have a certain drawback as it will stop you from taking screenshots to form your own chat or of your own conversation.

While telling about this feature, WhatsApp said:

The WhatsApp news portal tweeted: “When the Authentication feature will be available and you enable it, conversation screenshots are blocked (for you).

Moreover, WhatsApp has also launched Tipline feature and frequently forwarded messages features in order to curb fake news.

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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