ISLAMABAD – Social media platform WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that will be able to block screenshots.
According to a report in WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp beta updates, the app is working on a security feature that will be able to block screenshots.
Open the article for screenshots. NOTE: WhatsApp for iPad is not available yet and the support will be enabled in future for everyone in a new update.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 8, 2019 link
With this feature, users will no longer be able to take a screenshot of chats.
The screenshot blocking support will reportedly go live alongside the biometric authentication.
The update includes improvements to the WhatsApp doodle UI which is a feature of the image edit screen where users can add stickers, emojis, text, and hand-drawn content.
The new UI includes two separate tabs for stickers and emojis, and the stickers are now grouped by favourites and category.
The doodle feature also includes search support to make it easier for users to find stickers or emojis while the Block Screenshots feature includes blocking screenshots in conversations when biometric authentication is enabled.
The feature is currently unavailable as biometric authentication is yet to go live but the new features are expected to make their way to a new version of the app in the coming weeks.