WhatsApp apparently wants to give users a bit more control over the photos and videos they share on the messaging app.
The company recently unveiled a new feature to iOS and Android beta testers that allows them to send disappearing messages.
As reported in WABetaInfo, WhatsApp released the “View Once” feature for iOS users on Friday, shortly after it rolled it out for Android users in late June. The feature allows users to send photos and videos that will disappear from WhatsApp chats after they’re viewed once.
It appears to be very similar to the feature offered on Instagram and Facebook Messenger, although Instagram allows senders to let recipients view the content once more before it disappears.