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WhatsApp New Feature Prevents Taking Screenshots Of Private Chat

Facebook-owned messaging app, Whatsapp is introducing a new update which will prevent its users from taking screenshots of their private chats if enabled.

That is not all. WEBetaInfo also reports that another update (a fingerprint authentication security feature) is working on will have users scan their fingerprint to access chats.

The screenshot from WABetaInfo shows,

“Fingerprint security – When enabled, fingerprint is required to open WhatsApp and conversation screenshots are blocked.

“You can still reply to messages from notifications and answer calls if WhatsApp is locked.”

Whatsapp security update

“This new feature has already begun to generate mixed feelings. ‘We do not know why WhatsApp decided to prevent screenshots when fingerprint is enabled, and personally I don’t know if users like the idea,'” WABetaInfo wrote.

It is not yet known if this new feature will apply to Andriod users or iPhone users or both of them.

The good side is, they are also set to introduce new animated stickers. Recall that earlier in the month, Whatsapp announced via a statement that a new feature to stop people from automatically adding people to group chats is underway. This, it stated, will limit the abuse and improve the terms of privacy.

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