If you take screenshots of your private WhatsApp chats often then you may not be able to do that soon. Reportedly, the messaging service is working on an update that will stop users from being able to take screenshots.
According to WaBetaInfo, the Facebook-owned messaging app is testing a new feature; the fingerprint which means that to access chats, the users will have to scan their fingerprint.
When the Authentication feature will be available and you enable it, conversation screenshots are blocked (for you) 😢
What do you think? I don’t like the idea and I don’t see the point.
If I authenticate my identity using my fingerprint, why conversation screenshots are blocked? https://t.co/wVFWyx2Ibb
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) April 15, 2019
But as a result of this feature, the ability to take screenshots will also be blocked. The alert on the feature states ‘When enabled, fingerprint is required to open WhatsApp and conversation screenshots are blocked. You can still reply to messages from notifications and answer calls if WhatsApp is locked.’
This is only shown in the beta version of the Android app thus far according to WaBetaInfo which also sounds quite silly.
This story originally appeared on Daily Mail.