The American company Facebook is trying to gradually develop WhatsApp, and the application has recently started getting the View Once feature.
This is after obtaining a number of features in advance, and in the presence of leaks about other future features, according to what aitnews reported.
What is the View Once feature in WhatsApp?
View Once is a feature that allows the user to send an image or video to anyone, provided that it is viewed only once, that is, once the content has been viewed, it will be completely deleted and the other party will not be able to view it again.
It is noted that the feature is already present in most of the competing applications. The origin of this feature goes back to Snapchat and this is almost its main idea, and it is not surprising to see Facebook “quoting” from Snapchat.
The difference between View Once and Self-Destruct
WhatsApp currently offers a self-destruct mode for conversations. However, there is a fundamental difference between this mode and what is available in the new View Once feature. This is as the former relies on scanning the entire chat with everything including text messages. But View Once, as we explained earlier, is all about media, whether images or videos.
The View Once feature is available in version 220.127.116.11 of WhatsApp, and in order to use it, you and the other party must own this version or later, and here we recommend updating the WhatsApp application through the store, or you can download that version through the APKMirror platform.
How to use the feature on WhatsApp
In the event that you have the latest version of the application indicated above, and the other party also owns it, they will find this icon next to the text box during the chat:
By clicking on it the caption message will appear as in the screenshot in the middle, now any media you send (after pressing the new icon) will be deleted as soon as it is seen from the other end.
Just like in Snapchat and other applications that provide this feature, the other party will still be able to take a screenshot of the content of the image you send to them, but unlike Snapchat, according to the information currently available, it will not tell you in the event that the other party has taken a screenshot This makes the new feature not safe and should be used with caution.
Tips to use WhatsApp professionally on the browser
WhatsApp is the most important application for chatting and direct communication. But it is no secret to anyone that the experience of using it on the PC is not the best. Especially if it is compared to competing applications such as Telegram, or even compared to an application from the same company, which is Messenger.
Among the shortcomings of the WhatsApp application on the PC is that it only works when the phone on which the number is registered is connected to the Internet.
Although the experience is not perfect, today we are going to share with you some tips and tricks that will greatly improve your user experience. These tips will be ideal if you are using WhatsApp on PC through the browser and not through the Windows application. And that’s because we’re going to be using some plugins.
A large number of platforms, applications, and websites offer keyboard shortcuts. What is meant is a shortcut that you implement by pressing more than one button at the same time, just like Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V for copying and pasting, and here we share with you the most important keyboard shortcuts in WhatsApp on the web:
Mute WhatsApp: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+M, where M stands for Mute
Send conversation to archive: Ctrl+Alt+E
Delete chat completely: Ctrl+Alt+Backspace (back button)
Pin chat: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P, where P stands for Pin
Search within WhatsApp: Ctrl+Alt+/ (dash above numbers)
Search within the same chat: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F
Start a new conversation: Ctrl+Alt+N
Launching a new group: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N
One of the most important points to consider is to quickly implement the shortcut and press the buttons in the same order above, of course Ctrl is the well-known Control button, Alt is the button next to the spacebar.
Open more than one WhatsApp account on the same device
It is easy to use more than one WhatsApp account on your smartphone, this is known, whether through the built-in options in the phones that allow cloning the WhatsApp application, or by relying on the WhatsApp Business application.
In order to do the same thing on the computer, you have more than one solution, the first solution is to open the account in the Incognito / Private window, but as soon as you close this window, the account will be closed and you will need to log in every time, so this solution works only when it is a one-time use .
On the contrary, if you want to use a second account permanently, you should solve one of the following simple solutions:
1- Open an account on the browser and an account on the Windows application
2- Open an account on your main browser and an account on another browser
3- Using the Containers feature in Firefox to separate the records of each tab
Read messages without blue check marks appearing on the other end
The message read indicator, Read Receipts, is a feature in WhatsApp that allows both parties to know whether the other party has read the message or not, but on WhatsApp Web you can read messages freely without this indicator appearing, and this is simply by relying on the WAToolKit extension.
Classify and arrange messages professionally
The home screen of the app is usually full of messages and conversations, some of them are work, some are personal, some are messages you haven’t answered, some are official, etc.
Tricks and secrets to use WhatsApp professionally on the browser
The WhatsApp Tabs application, which comes in the form of an extension for Chrome, allows you to divide conversations into tabs according to the type of message, which is shown to us in the following image, and you can download the WhatsApp Tabs extension for free.
How to activate dark mode in WhatsApp Web and how to change the wallpaper
The dark mode in WhatsApp has always been waiting, and previously we used applications and tools to activate it, but it is now officially available if you do not know, and activating it is very simple, so you go to the main menu, then go to settings, and finally go to appearance, and from there choose dark.
In addition, if you are tired of the application wallpaper on the web, you can simply change it, all you have to do is go back to the settings, then go to the chat wallpaper option, and finally choose the wallpaper.