WhatsApp is beta testing the power to ship voice messages that may solely be listened to as soon as by their meant recipient, WABetaInfo experiences.
The function, which is presently solely accessible to a restricted variety of Android and iOS customers operating the beta model of the app, is reportedly accessible by tapping a small “1” icon that seems to the appropriate of the voice observe waveform when recording. “After sending the voice observe with the view as soon as mode enabled, you received’t have the ability to take heed to it and the recipient can not take heed to the voice observe after dismissing it,” WABetaInfo experiences.
The Meta-owned messaging service already has an analogous “View As soon as” function for images and movies that it launched in 2021, so it is sensible it might increase this to voice messages given their contents will be simply as delicate. I’m on the document as being a fan of voice messages, I believe they’re a pleasant approach of sharing a lot of information with somebody in a extra private approach with out having to do a lot of typing, so including a extra non-public approach of utilizing the function appears nice to me.
As with all these beta WhatsApp options, it’s not possible to say if and even when this may get a wider rollout. Reviews beforehand instructed WhatsApp was additionally planning on including “View As soon as” performance to textual content messages, however nearly a yr later the function is but to reach. (WhatsApp already gives a separate disappearing messages function that covers textual content messages.) We’ve contacted Meta for remark, and can replace this piece with any response.