How to send disappearing photos and videos on WhatsApp


WhatsApp now also allows users to send disappearing photos. That means you can now send photos that can only be viewed once. The feature is called ‘View Once’ and works with both photos and videos. If you are not sure how to send disappearing photos or videos on WhatsApp, keep reading.

This feature was initially rolled out for Android and now is available for both Android and iOS. You just need to have an updated WhatsApp app the feature will be enabled by default.

Now let’s see how to send a disappearing photo or video on WhatsApp.

Send disappearing photos and videos on WhatsApp

Open the WhatsApp app and then open the chat where you want to send the disappearing photo or video. Now attach the image by using the camera or gallery of the phone. Look at the new 1 icon on the right side of the text box for writing a caption. Tap on it to select and then send the photo.

On the receiver’s side. This photo can only be seen once. After seeing it once, it will say ‘Opened’ in place of the photo attachment.

Send disappearing photos and videos on WhatsApp

All the photos send using View Once mode will disappear after they are opened. These photos will also not be stored in the phone’s storage.

The person who receives disappearing photos and videos can take a screenshot or use a screen recording for the video to keep it. So, you should still be careful while sending personal photos or videos on WhatsApp.

Now you know how to send disappearing photos and videos on WhatsApp. Snapchat and Instagram already have similar features. Well, WhatsApp is known for copying features from other social media apps. WhatsApp Status feature is actually a copy of Snapchat Stories.

We have several other guides on WhatsApp. Use the search function of our website to find out more interesting articles and tricks of WhatsApp.


Deepanker Verma is the founder of Nerdy Guides. He is a tech blogger, software developer, and gadget freak. He also runs TheWPGuides, and Techlomedia

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