WhatsApp is rolling out Self-Destructing Voice Notes feature for Enhanced Privacy

WhatsApp is rolling out Self-Destructing Voice Notes feature that allows users to set voice notes to "view once" Just like the disappearing photos

WhatsApp Unveils Self-Destructing Voice Notes Feature

In a bid to enhance user privacy and security, WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that enables users to send self-destructing voice notes on iOS and Android beta. This update is poised to revolutionize the way we communicate using voice messages.

WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, has announced a new feature that allows users to set voice notes to "view once." Just like the disappearing photos feature, this ensures that voice messages sent in this mode can be listened to only once. This exciting development comes after a surge in the popularity of voice notes as a means of communication.

How It Works

Voice Notes Feature

To utilize this feature, simply record your voice note as you normally would. However, now you will notice the number "1" inside a circle while recording. By clicking on this icon, you activate the "view once" mode for your voice note. This means that the recipient can listen to the message just once, and it will automatically self-destruct after being heard. It's worth noting that you won't be able to replay the voice note either.

The self-destructing voice note feature addresses concerns about the longevity of voice messages and potential leaks or unauthorized sharing. With this new option, users can feel more secure when sending sensitive information or personal messages via voice notes. This feature is currently in beta testing and will soon be available to a wider audience.

The ability to set voice notes to "view once" mode has the potential to be a game-changer for WhatsApp users. Here are some scenarios where this feature could be particularly beneficial:
  • Sharing Passwords: Send sensitive information like streaming passwords with the confidence that it won't be saved or shared.
  • Secure Banking: Transmit credit card or bank account details without the fear of data breaches.
  • Confidential Chats: Engage in private conversations that leave no trace behind.


At present, the self-destructing voice note feature is available to select beta testers on both iOS and Android devices. However, WhatsApp intends to roll it out to a broader user base in the coming days, making this privacy-enhancing option more accessible to every user.