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Photos and videos will be removed after watching once on WhatsApp, learn how to use this new feature

WhatsApp has given the feature of disparaging photos for users on the stable version of the app. The name of the feature is ‘View Once’, which is similar to the expiring media feature of Instagram. When you send a photo using this feature, it disappears once the user opens it and exits the chat. But, you have to select View Once Media every time you want to send a photo or a video.

WhatsApp has confirmed that photos or videos sent using the ‘View Once’ feature will not be saved in the Photos or Gallery section of the receiving user. Once you send a photo or video with View Once, WhatsApp won’t show it again.

The company also said that if you do not open the photo or video within 14 days of sending it, the media will be removed from the chat. However, one will be able to restore View Once media from the backup if the message has not been read by the time of backup. If the photo or video is opened, the media will not be included in the backup and cannot be restored.

Follow these steps

Step 1: Open WhatsApp and tap on the attachment icon.

Step 2: After that go to the gallery and select the photo or video which you want to send to your contact.

Step 3: After selecting it, you will see a clock-like icon below the add a caption bar. To enable the View Once a feature, just tap on it. Once it is enabled, the message “Photoset to View Once” will appear in the app. Now you can send disappearing photos to your friends and family members.

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