To roll out new functionality to block screenshots

ISLAMABAD – WhatsApp has introduced a new feature to block screenshots on social media platform. The app is working on a security feature that can block screenshots, according to a report in WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp beta updates.

Users will no longer be able to take a chat screenshot with this feature.

The blocking support for the screenshot is reported to go live next to the biometric authentication.

The update includes improvements to the WhatsApp doodle UI, an image edit screen feature that allows users to add stickers, emojis, text, and hand-drawn content.

The new UI includes two separate tabs for stickers and emojis, and favourites and category now group the stickers.

The doodle feature also includes search support to make it easier for users to find stickers or emojis while the Block Screenshots feature includes conversation blocking screenshots when enabling biometric authentication.

The feature is currently unavailable as biometric authentication is still to go live, but in the coming weeks the new features are expected to make way for a new version of the app.

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