How to Send Disappearing Photos & Videos On WhatsApp

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Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on July 10, 2021 by Larious


Ever wanted to send disappearing images and videos on WhatsApp? If yes, you are in for a treat. The popular instant messaging app for Android recently got a new feature that allows you to send disappearing photos and videos in individual chats and groups.

The new feature is called ‘View Once’, and it lets you send photos and videos that self-destruct once they are viewed in WhatsApp. What’s more interesting is that you can see if the recipient has opened the image even if you have disabled the read receipts.

So, if you are interested in sending disappearing photos and videos on WhatsApp, continue reading the article. Below, we have shared a step-by-step guide on using the ‘View Once’ Mode in WhatsApp for Android. Let’s check out.

Steps to Send Disappearing Photos/Videos on WhatsApp

Before following the steps, please note that the ‘View Once’ mode is only available for beta testers at this moment. So, if you are a beta tester, you need to install the WhatsApp update from the Google Play Store.

However, if you are using the stable build of WhatsApp, you might want for a few more weeks or months to use this feature. Follow the steps given below.

Step 1. First of all, open the WhatsApp app on your Android smartphone.

Step 2. Now, open any chat and click on the ‘Attachments‘ button.

Step 3. Now pick an image as you usually do to send photos/videos in the messaging app.

Step 4. On the media preview page, you will find the ‘View Once’ button. The button is located just below the Send button.

Step 5. Tap on the View once button, and on the confirmation pop-up, tap on the ‘Ok’

Step 6. If the option is enabled, the icon will turn green. You can now tap on the Send button to send the disappearing image.

Step 7. Once sent, you will see a text that says ‘Photo‘ with a clock icon next to it. The clock icon represents that the View once mode is enabled.

That’s it! You are done. Whenever the recipient opens the Photo, the text ‘Photo’ will change to ‘Opened’.

So, this guide is all about how to send disappearing photos and videos on WhatsApp. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.



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