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WhatsApp Blocks Profile Picture Screenshots on Android Let beta testers pin multiple chats.

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WhatsApp Blocks Profile Picture Screenshots on Android Let beta testers pin multiple chats.

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WhatsApp is now preventing users from taking screenshots of other users’ profile pictures on smartphones, a new privacy feature widely available on Android handsets. Meta began testing the functionality on a beta version of the app over the past few weeks, and is now rolling it out to all users. Meanwhile, the company has begun allowing beta testers to pin multiple messages in a chat, allowing for easy access to more information in individual chats or group chats.

Meta has yet to announce details of the privacy functionality that prevents screenshots of a user’s profile picture area. It was rolled out. saw Via Android Police, and on stable and beta versions of WhatsApp for Android, users are now blocked from taking screen captures when viewing another user’s profile picture. Users can still take screenshots on WhatsApp for iOS on beta and stable versions.

Gadgets 360 was able to confirm that WhatsApp has blocked screenshots of the profile image on the Samsung smartphone, citing the device’s security policy, while trying to capture the screen while using the Pixel. A black screen appears when another user’s photo is open on the 7a.

However, it is important to note that the feature that blocks screenshots on a user’s profile picture does not guarantee that another user will not be able to save the picture. The new functionality cannot prevent a user from clicking on a screenshot using another smartphone where the image is displayed. Similarly, tapping on a user’s profile picture in the main chat list shows a small thumbnail and WhatsApp doesn’t block screenshots there.

Meanwhile, feature tracker WABetaInfo saw A change in the latest beta version of the app for Android smartphones — the ability to pin multiple messages to the top of a chat. Users can currently pin a single message, but a future update is expected to expand this to pin three messages simultaneously. Beta testers can already test the improved feature by updating to WhatsApp Beta for Android 2.24.6.15. It is expected to roll out to all users on iOS and Android at a later date.


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