WhatsApp is beta testing the power to ship voice messages that may solely be listened to as soon as by their meant recipient, WABetaInfo reports.
The characteristic, which is at present solely out there to a restricted variety of Android and iOS customers working the beta model of the app, is reportedly accessible by tapping a small “1” icon that seems to the correct of the voice word waveform when recording. “After sending the voice word with the view as soon as mode enabled, you received’t be capable of take heed to it and the recipient can not take heed to the voice word after dismissing it,” WABetaInfo stories.
The Meta-owned messaging service already has an identical “View Once” feature for photos and videos that it launched in 2021, so it is sensible it might broaden this to voice messages given their contents could be simply as delicate. I’m on the document as being a fan of voice messages, I believe they’re a pleasant approach of sharing numerous information with somebody in a extra private approach with out having to do numerous typing, so including a extra non-public approach of utilizing the characteristic appears nice to me.
As with all these beta WhatsApp options, it’s unattainable to say if and even when this would possibly get a wider rollout. Stories beforehand prompt WhatsApp was additionally planning on adding “View Once” functionality to text messages, however virtually a yr later the characteristic is but to reach. (WhatsApp already presents a separate disappearing messages feature that covers textual content messages.) A spokesperson for Meta declined to remark.