How to send and open view once media

Starting 1 November 2022, WhatsApp web and desktop users won’t be able to send or receive view once media. This change is to support the rollout of screenshot blocking for view once messages. From this date, if you’d like to send or receive view once media, you’ll need to do so from your mobile device.
You can currently send a photo or video that will disappear on WhatsApp after the recipient has opened it and exited the media viewer. Once they exit the media viewer, the media will no longer be visible in that chat and they can’t view it again. View once photos and videos won’t be saved to the recipient’s Photos or Gallery, and they can’t forward them.
Send view once media
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Click Attach
    , then click:
    • Camera
      to take a new photo with your camera.
    • Photos & Videos
      to select an existing photo or video from your computer.
  3. Click 1
    .
  4. Click Send
    .
You’ll see an Opened receipt in the chat once the recipient has viewed the photo or video.
Open view once media
  1. Click the message with the 1
    .
  2. View the photo or video.
  3. Close
    to exit the media viewer.
You’ll see an Opened receipt in the chat for media you’ve already viewed. Once you exit the media viewer, you can’t view the media again or report the media to WhatsApp, and it won’t be saved to your camera roll.
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