WhatsApp to ban screenshot capture of profile photos: Report

According to WABETAINFO report, WhatsApp is working on a new feature for its iOS beta app, which will prevent users from taking screenshots of profile photos.

The change was reportedly discovered in the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update from the TestFlight app. The update will improve user privacy and reduce the risk of malicious activities.

When attempting to capture a screenshot of a profile photo, a notification will immediately appear, informing users that the action has been restricted to protect the privacy of all WhatsApp users.

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This feature will act as an additional layer of privacy protection by preventing users from capturing and sharing profile photos without the owner's consent.

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This change will not eliminate the risk of unauthorized image capture as users can still use other devices to capture images. However, WhatsApp will mitigate the risk of these photos being taken systematically through the primary device.

Recently, WABETAINFO reported the launch of the tool for Android users with the WhatsApp beta for Android update.

It seems that WhatsApp is working on introducing the feature for both platforms, so that there are no discrepancies.

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