From February 5 on, WhatsApp will let you know when someone screenshots your chat
An option requested by a lot of users is becoming a reality.
California.- Jan Koum, the CEO of WhatsApp announced that the next version of the application is going to include the option of being notified if someone screenshots your conversation. This is an option requested by a lot of users lately, and according to him “after all these years, we’ve reached the conclusion to add it”.
“The functioning is simple, just like the blue tick: You will have the option activated by default. If it’s checked, you’ll be notified if someone screenshots your conversation, and others will be notified if you screenshot theirs. If it’s unchecked, no one gets notified”, stated Koum.
Some users are pissed by this feature, but it’s not that bad at all.
The reason behind this feature, according to Koum, is that he’s tired of his girlfriend screenshotting his chats. That’s why he wants to make the feature available for everyone feeling the same way. Although it will be enabled by default.
Furthermore, there are several users asking Koum to add an option to notify when a nude is forwarded. Koum stated that he might be considering it.
“It’s not about the privacy of the person who screenshots the chat or the person who forwards the nude, it’s about the privacy of the affected person, and we’re gonna do it you like it or not”, affirmed Koum.
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