Unable to Screenshot WhatsApp Profile Pictures? Here’s The Reason

Gone are the days when you easily save any WhatsApp profile picture using the built-in image-saving functionality or by taking a screenshot. Meta doesn’t have a good record when it comes to privacy, but, in recent months, the company released several privacy features to its instant messaging app, WhatsApp.

Over half a decade ago, WhatsApp removed the option to save a profile picture. Taking another step in the right direction, the company is testing another privacy feature that blocks the ability to take a screenshot of profile pictures.

As reported by WABetaInfo, the newest WhatsApp beta version (2.24.4.25) restricts taking screenshots of profile pictures. However, in our testing, the feature also works with WhatsApp beta version 2.24.3.21. For the time being, the testing is live on Android, we should expect the same on iPhone in a matter of time.

Whatsapp block saving profile picture screenshot

Now whenever someone tries to capture a screenshot of your profile picture, they will get a toast notification popup on the screen with this text message – “Can’t take a screenshot due to app restrictions” or “This app doesn’t allow screenshots” on Samsung phones.

No doubt, it is a great privacy tool, but, users may still take a photo using a secondary device. However, Meta’s implementation of this privacy feature emphasizes its commitment to respecting user privacy and consent.

The new update is already live, as I said earlier, the feature is live on WhatsApp Beta version 2.24.3.21 or 2.24.4.22, you can easily download the new update from the Google Play Store. If you use the stable version of the app, you may need to wait a few weeks or a month to access this new privacy feature.

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