WhatsApp has been working in recent months on a series of updates to improve the privacy of its users. On June 3, the WABetaInfo portal announced that the messaging application plans to launch the "see once" function soon. A tool that allows users to send multimedia content that disappears when seen by the recipient, which is already enabled on the Instagram social network. This function is what, according to the report of several users, allows you to view a secret emoji.
For now, to be able to see this nice emoji it is necessary to be part of the “testers”. That is, people who are part of the WhatsApp beta tester program. Users who participate in it have early access to tools and news that the application implements to test its functionality.
This is achieved through the WhatsApp application in its beta version. In this way, developers can receive feedback from users on how to improve their new features before officially releasing them to the general public.
Users who want to see this secret emoji must activate the "view once" function before sending the message. This tool is visible when attaching a photo and video in a conventional way via the clip or camera icon at the bottom of the screen. This works for both individual and group chats. Once the file has been successfully uploaded, it is very important to select a button in the shape of a number one within a circle. This activates the function.
Once the message has been sent and viewed by the recipient, it will be destroyed automatically. All that will remain is a short note indicating that the file has already been opened. This is where the magic happens. If the sender of the message presses this note five times in an attempt to retrieve the file, a friendly emoji will appear on the screen with a finger between the lips, a sign that indicates to keep silent or not to speak to keep a secret. The image will disappear after a few seconds.
It should be noted that this emoji is available for normal use. That is, any user can search for it in the list of emojis that is displayed by pressing the corresponding button on the screen. The novelty, in this case, is found in the way it is accessed and in the nice reminder that the function is "see only once" or that the message "self-destructs" when read.
Unfortunately, registration to become part of the WhatsApp beta tester program is currently closed. So if you want to find the new secret emoji with the disappearing messages function, you will have to wait for the new features of the messaging application to be officially launched. However, the fact that it is already in the testing phase by the company indicates that it may not be a long wait.