Meta-owned Whatsapp is testing a new feature to block screenshots for disappearing media. Released in August 2021, the disappearing media feature allowed the instant messaging platform’s users to view a video or an image only once. However, users found a way to bypass this safety feature by taking a screenshot. In August 2022, Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will soon introduce a screenshot blocking feature for self-destructing media.
After the new update, according to WABetaInfo, when a user tries to take a screenshot of a self-destructing image, a toast message appears reading, "Can't take screenshot due to security policy".
Using a third-party application will also reportedly not work to take a screenshot. If a user uses