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WhatsApp Introduces Self-Destructing Voice Messages

WhatsApp Rolls Out Self-Destructing Voice Messages Globally: Here's How to Use It

WhatsApp has globally launched a new feature — self-destructing voice messages, an extension of the existing 'view once' feature for photos and videos.

This feature automatically deletes voice notes after they've been listened to, enhancing privacy for users sharing sensitive information like credit card details or PINs.


How to Send Self-Destructing Voice Messages: Step-by-Step Guide


  • Ensure you have the latest version of the WhatsApp app.

  • Have an active WhatsApp account.

Steps to Send View Once Voice Messages:

  1. Open Chat: Launch your messaging application and go to the individual or group chat where you want to send the view-once voice message.

  2. Initiate Recording: Tap the microphone icon within the chat to start recording your voice message.

  3. Lock the Recording: Swipe up on the screen to lock the recording, ensuring it remains active even if you release the record button.

  4. Record the Message: While holding the record button, speak your message. Continue holding until you've conveyed the intended content.

  5. Activate View Once Mode: Watch for the record button to turn green, signifying that the message is in view-once mode, allowing the recipient to view it only once.

  6. Send the Message: Release the record button, and tap send to dispatch the view-once voice message to the recipient(s).

Check Read Receipt: If the recipient has read receipts enabled, you'll receive an opened receipt in the chat when they've viewed your view-once voice message.

How to Identify View Once Voice Messages: WhatsApp indicated that view once voice messages will feature a "1" logo in green, signaling to both the sender and recipient that the voice message is set to 'view once.'


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