How to send and open view once media

You can 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. Tap
    , then tap:
    • Camera to take a new photo or video with your camera. To learn more about duration limits on videos, read this article.
    • Gallery to select an existing photo or video from your phone.
  3. Tap
    view once
  4. Tap
You’ll see an Opened receipt in the chat once the recipient has viewed the media.
Open view once media
  1. Tap
    view once
  2. View the photo or video.
  3. Swipe or tap
    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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