WhatsApp’s Latest Privacy Feature: A Guide to Using the ‘View Once’ Voice Messages

WhatsApp’s latest update introduces a ‘view once’ feature for voice messages, enhancing the privacy and control users have over their communication. This feature, akin to the already popular ‘view once’ option for photos and videos, allows users to send voice messages that disappear after being listened to once. Perfect for sharing sensitive or temporary information, this tool brings a new level of confidentiality to your WhatsApp chats. Here’s how you can use this feature:

How to use WhatsApp’s View Once Voice Mesages?

  1. Open WhatsApp: Start by launching WhatsApp on your smartphone.
  2. Select a Contact: Go to the chat of the person you want to send a ‘view once’ voice message.
  3. Record Your Message: Press and hold the microphone icon at the bottom right of the chat to start recording.
  4. Activate ‘View Once’: Look for the ‘1’ icon that appears next to the send button while you’re recording. Tap this icon to set your message to ‘view once’ mode.
  5. Send the Message: Release the microphone icon to send the voice message. It will be available for the recipient to listen to just once before it vanishes.

This feature is a part of WhatsApp’s ongoing commitment to user privacy and adds an extra layer of security to your digital conversations.