Last year, Facebook brought the WhatsApp Desktop (UWP) app to
Windows 11 and Windows 10. Alongside a new look, WhatsApp UWP
comes with a range of new exciting features. A new update for
the beta version is now out in the Microsoft Store and it comes
with a couple of new additions.
The latest update showcases the ability to record voice notes
and more. While it has always been possible to record voice
notes in the iOS and Android versions, this feature was yet to
arrive for Windows 11, until recently.
Today’s update introduces lets you send voice notes to all your
WhatsApp contacts. As you can see in the below screenshot, it
is now possible to tap on the voice recorder icon on the right
side of the app’s message compose box. Once you click on the
icon, WhatsApp will start recording the audio.
You can send the audio or delete your voice note if you’re
unable to record what you’re saying. When you finish recording
the audio, you can upload it in the chat.
WhatsApp UWP brings the ‘View Once’ feature to Windows 11
WhatsApp UWP is finally getting a new feature called ‘View
Once’ on Windows 11.
This feature is available for both Android and iOS, and it’s
now rolling out to Windows 11 as Facebook continues to bet big
on its desktop app. With ‘View once’, which is a
privacy-focused feature, you can send photos and videos that
will stay on the recipient’s phone for a single view only.
That’s why it is called “View Once”.
WhatsApp UWP View Once is one of the new features that the
company copied from Telegram and it works very well even on
desktops. You can easily share content which you don’t want to
remain in the chat forever. At the moment, View Once only works
for photos and videos, and anything shared using View Once
won’t be saved locally.
Here’s how to use the feature on Windows 11:
- In WhatsApp, upload your photo or video.
- Click on the timer-like icon while sending the message.
- Click on the send button.
Remember that once you send a photo or video using View Once,
you won’t find it in the chat again.