WhatsApp is adding several new features to its UWP desktop app for Windows. We recently saw the Meta-owned messaging platform adding Windows 11 design elements earlier this year, while support for Dark Mode was recently added. Now, the company is testing a “view once” feature for media files, allowing users to send disappearing photos and videos to WhatsApp recipients.
WhatsApp Test UWP App At One Time Feature
According to a report by the reputed WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfoThe company recently rolled out an update for the beta version of its UWP app. The update, which moves the app to version 2.2212.2.0, adds a “view once” feature.
Speciality Allows users to send media files to recipients that can only be viewed once, When a user opens a view of a bar—the image or video that was sent to them, it appears for a moment before being automatically removed from the chat. You can see a preview of the feature in the screenshot attached below.
For the unaware, the take a look feature is not new and Used to be Available on iOS and Android versions of WhatsApp since last year. This feature helps in improving the privacy of WhatsApp users while sharing media content on the platform. However, recipients can still take a screenshot or screen recording of the scene before the content is automatically deleted.
With regards to the availability of the new feature in the WhatsApp UWP app, WABetaInfo report that It is currently under development And it is only being rolled out to certain beta testers. Therefore, it may take some time to become available in the stable version.
New pop-up menu for phone numbers on Android
something different, WABetaInfo Also discovered a new pop-up menu for phone numbers in the latest WhatsApp beta (v188.8.131.52) for Android. This new feature will show a pop-up menu with various options when you tap a phone number in a chat window.
If the phone number is not on WhatsApp, users will get two options – dial the number through the default dialer app or add it to your contacts. However, if the number is available on WhatsApp, They will get an additional “Chat with” option To start a conversation with the contact immediately. Take a look at the new pop-up menu in action here.
Coming to availability, This feature is also available only for some beta testers And not yet rolled out for the stable version. To recall, WhatsApp recently introduced several voice message features that were earlier in beta. Hence, there are high chances that these above mentioned features may also be introduced to the general audience soon. Stay tuned for more updates and let us know your thoughts about the new features of WhatsApp in the comments below.