WhatsApp new feature will block users from taking screenshots
For a long time WhatsApp has been working on some new features that include Dark mode, new audio attachment UI, Authentication and more,is reportedly working on a feature that will allow users to block chat screenshots when fingerprint authentication on Android phones is enabled, will be a part of WhatsApp’s Authentication feature.
WhatsApp on iPhones already supports Face ID/Touch ID recognition. But there’s no restriction as such that blocks users from taking screenshots of chats on WhatsApp.
According to Wabetainfo reports, WhatsApp users using the authentication feature to lock their app won't be able to take screenshots of the chat. This feature will not stop the other person on the receiving end from taking the screenshot if the Authentication feature is on. It not clear though, why WhatsApp plans on adding this feature.
As soon as the Authentication feature is enabled, one will be able to reply using the Notification bar and also answer calls if WhatsApp is locked. WhatsApp could soon launch this feature on Android, which was spotted in 2.19.106 WhatsApp beta version for Android.
“In this beta update we find a new improvements for the Authentication feature (that’s not available yet),” a blog stated, “When the Authentication feature will be enabled, your fingerprint is obviously required to open WhatsApp, but conversation screenshots are blocked. It means you won’t be longer able to screenshot your chats if you enable that feature.”
Reports suggest that the beta update will reportedly bring a new Doodle UI where WhatsApp users will see two separate tabs for Stickers and Emojis.