WhatsApp announced Screenshot Blocking for the View Once messages back in August. After that, the functionality started to appear in the Android beta, and it is currently available in the iOS beta of WhatsApp, indicating a soon-to-be-announced official launch. Look at the specifics.
WhatsApp to Soon Block Users from Taking Screenshots!
According to WABetaInfo, the beta version of WhatsApp for iOS, 22.214.171.124, now has a Screenshot Blocking feature. This used to be accessible to Android beta users.
The restriction would prevent users from screenshotting View Once communications, which WhatsApp refers to as vanishing images and videos. Additionally, screen recording will be prohibited. In order to protect user privacy, it is intended that specific photos and videos, which are designed to be deleted after 24 hours, not be saved or shared.
It has been discovered that a pop-up will show up to prevent screenshot attempts of images or videos. For inspiration, look at the screenshot of the pop-up message.
People won’t receive a notification, unlike Snapchat, if someone tries to screenshot one of their View Once messages.