WhatsApp for Windows users will be able to access the view-once files

The feature is coming back, a year after it was deprecated.

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WhatsApp for Windows view once

Good news for WhatsApp for Windows users: according to the latest findings from the folks over at WABetaInfo, WhatsApp for Windows users will be able to send and receive view-once pictures and videos on the platform, a year after the feature was deprecated on the platform.

What sparked the change and why this feature is coming back, we don’t know, but maybe it has to do with the rapid development of WhatsApp that’s been happening lately, in terms of security, and new features.

A year ago, this version of WhatsApp had the feature, but, as WABetaInfo reports, claims of security breaches were the reason the feature was deprecated in the first place. But now, it seems WhatsApp for Windows, WhatsApp Web, and Desktop users are able to use this feature once again, after installing the latest updates.

It’s a welcomed addition to WhatsApp for desktop devices, considering the updates WhatsApp has been getting this year. For instance, WhatsApp recently debuted Channels, allowing users to subscribe to communities and public persons, for the latest updates.

How to get the view-once feature on WhatsApp for Windows

To get the view-once feature on WhatsApp for Windows, make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp for Windows available.

To update your WhatsApp for Windows, you’ll just need to open the Microsoft Store, search for WhatsApp, and download the latest updates. If there are any updates, the store will automatically download and install them.WhatsApp for Windows view once

When you open WhatsApp for Windows you might be one of the lucky users who gets to try the feature. You should know that it’s not yet widely available, and some users might have the feature, while others might not have it at all. However, according to WABetaInfo, it will roll out to all users in the following weeks.

As we mentioned earlier, the addition of the feature to WhatsApp for Windows is a welcomed one, especially for those users who predominately use WhatsApp for desktop devices.

It allows for more versatility, and the feature itself is designed in such a way files won’t be stored on devices, which is a good perspective to consider for those who want privacy.

The feature should be out to all desktop versions of WhatsApp by the end of this year. Are you excited about it?

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