Users of WhatsApp can now send disappearing photos and videos on the platform starting this week, as it looks to better compete with Snap’s photo messaging app Snapchat.
The feature, called View Once, will let photos and videos disappear from the chat after they have been seen, Facebook said in a blog post, adding that once the media content has been viewed, the message will be shown as “opened”.
How to set it up
Step 1: Open WhatsApp and tap on the attachment icon.
Step 2: Then, go to Gallery and select the photo or video you want to send to your contact.
Step 3: After selecting it, you will see a clock-like icon in the ‘Add a caption’ bar, just tap on it to enable the View Once feature.