How to send and open view once media and voice messages

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You can send photos, videos, and voice messages that disappear from a chat after the recipient has opened them once. This is known as send as view once.
View once media
View once photos and videos won’t be saved to the recipient’s Photos or Gallery. They won't be able to forward, share, or copy them. Recipients also won’t be able to take a screenshot or screen recording of your view once media. It’s still possible for someone to take a photo or video of the media, for example with a camera or another device, before it disappears.
You can send photos, videos, and voice messages that disappear from a chat after the recipient has opened them once. This is known as send as view once.
View once media
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
    camera
    to take a photo or video, or select one from your Albums.
    Alternatively, tap
    attach
    , then tap:
    • Camera to take a new photo or video with your camera.
    • Photo & Video Library to select an existing photo or video from your device's Photos or Albums.
  3. Tap
    view once
    .
    • When this turns green, you’re in view once mode.
  4. Tap
    send
    .
You’ll see an Opened receipt in the chat once the recipient has viewed the photo or video.
Note: To send media, WhatsApp needs permission to access your device's Photos and Camera. You can grant these permissions in iPhone Settings > Privacy & Security.
Send view once voice messages
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Tap the microphone.
  3. Swipe up to lock the recording.
  4. Tap and hold record.
  5. Tap
    view once
    .
    • When this turns green, you’re in view once mode.
  6. Tap
    send
    .
If the recipient has read receipts enabled, you’ll see an opened receipt in the chat when they’ve opened your view once media or voice message.
Open view once media and voice messages
  1. Tap the view once message.
  2. View the photo, video, or listen to the voice message.
  3. Swipe or tap
    back
    to exit the viewer.
You’ll see an Opened receipt in the chat for media or voice messages you’ve already viewed. View once media won’t be saved to your camera roll. Once you exit the media viewer, you can’t view the media again.
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