WhatsApp has recently launched a new feature. With the new feature ‘Photo Set to See Once’, a photo-video sent by a person can be viewed only once. The photo-video then disappears. That means you can’t watch that photo-video again.
WhatsApp new feature
Nagpur : WhatsApp has become a necessity in our daily lives. Whether it is academic work, private office, government employee or any netizen, everyone needs WhatsApp today. That is why WhatsApp is so important in smartphones. As many as 53 crore people in India use WhatsApp and this number is increasing day by day. Now WhatsApp has just launched a new feature. With the new feature ‘Photo Set to See Once’, a photo-video sent by a person can be viewed only once. The photo-video then disappears. That means you can’t watch that photo-video again. Can’t take a screenshot of that photo again. WhatsApp has launched this new feature to save data and memory in mobile phones. But now experts are expressing fears that this new feature will take advantage of the hardened criminals.
Expert comments on the new WhatsApp feature
WhatsApp’s new feature ‘Photo Set to See Once’ is currently being discussed among netizens. This means that the photo-video you send can only be viewed once by another person. Suppose a notorious criminal threatened someone, molested someone, or demanded a ransom to make a private photo viral using photos and videos, or tried to create a racial-communal rift through the photo. Many such crimes are happening in the society today. In such a case, you need to show the photo or video sent by the person as evidence at the time of the police complaint, but due to the new feature of WhatsApp ‘Photo Set to See Once’, you cannot watch that photo-video again. Nor can it be used as evidence against these criminals.
Therefore, this new feature is likely to increase the courage to commit crimes without evidence. That is why if netizens get a photo-video through WhatsApp’s new feature, they need to take a screenshot immediately, and now they need to be more careful while using WhatsApp, ”appealed cyber expert Ajit Parse.
Rise in cyber crime
53 crore people across the country use WhatsApp. This number is growing rapidly. As the number of WhatsApp users grows, so does the number of cybercrimes. In Nagpur alone, the number of cyber crimes has increased by 104 per cent during the year. Nagpur ranks eighth in the country in cyber crime. Using the ninth feature, these criminals commit crimes and escape from the clutches of the law due to lack of strong evidence, and are free to commit crimes again.
For such criminals, WhatsApp’s ‘Photo Set to See Once’ feature can be a tool to destroy evidence by committing crimes. So everyone who uses WhatsApp needs to be careful. Isn’t it a crime to get a photo, video or a photo or video that you forward on WhatsApp? Everyone has to take care of this today.
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