The company is working on a new version with more measures to protect the security of its users. This time he will try to maintain privacy by preventing screenshots in the conversations made through the service.
The new security measures of WhatsApp this time aim to prevent screenshots in conversations, unless there is prior authorization from users.
The shielding in the screen capture is a new function in which the messaging service is working and will be available in a few weeks in the smartphone with Android operating system, as reported by WABetaInfo.
At the moment it is unknown if the iPhone operating system and the technical features of iOS will allow the use of this new feature, which will be activated automatically when the fingerprint is introduced in the app and will prevent capture in chats that are protected .
Although it is a first step to protect users, it is still not clear what will happen with the conversations that are seen through the computer or tablet, since WhatsApp can not detect if a user is making captures through these media. The same happens with the physical capture of photos with a camera.
The truth is that this new feature is another important step to protect the privacy and security of the users of the application.