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New WhatsApp update stops users from taking screenshots of private chats

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By independent.co.uk

A new WhatsApp update seems set to stop people screenshotting their private conversations.

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The new feature – which comes as part of a suite of security changes, in line with the app’s commitment to privacy – seems strangely integrated.

It doesn’t appear to block someone taking screengrabs of your chats, perhaps to avoid them being shared with other people, according to WABetaInfo, the blog that first reported on the changes. Instead, it means that you turn on the app’s highest security settings, you won’t be able to take grabs of your own.
The change comes as part of an authentication feature that has been long rumoured but is yet to appear within WhatsApp. That feature allows people to set fingerprint access to conversations, adding a further layer of security so that people can’t get access to your phone and read or send private messages.
However, enabling that fingerprint security feature also turns on the conversation screenshot blocking option, meaning that it isn’t possible to take pictures of your own chats.

It is not clear why the feature works that way, and WABetaInfo expressed confusion about the way it works.

“We do not know why WhatsApp decided to prevent screenshots when fingerprint is enabled, and personally I don’t know if users like the idea,” it wrote in the blog post announcing the discovery.

It is possible for apps to both notify people that things have been grabbed, as with Snapchat’s stories feature. Apps can also ban screenshots entirely – as with Netflix, which stops people from taking screengrabs of its videos – and it appears that is the option that is being enabled within WhatsApp.

The details on the new screenshot blocking come from a very early version of the app that is available to some users on Android. That serves as a testing ground for new features, some of which are changed or removed entirely before they make it out to the public.

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Bobi Wine’s Elder Brother Endorsed as Candidate for Kampala Central

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Bobi Wine’s elder brother, Chairman Nyanzi Ssentamu will be contesting for Kampala Central in the 2021 MP elections.

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This follows an endorsement by sections of Democratic Party and People Power pressure group.

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Pointed Nipple Trend Back in Ugandan Fashion

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We had the cleavage era, we had the pantyless era, we are glad to announce that the Pointed Nipple era is back and trending.

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Speaking to people, it is time for ladies to give their nipples some space. It is time to let go of the bra and empower the boob.

So just in case you see ladies walk by with pointed nipples, don’t over stare, the trend is back. And it is fully endorsed by the Uganda Boyfriends Association

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Hajji Bujingo: “I will Keep Both Wives.”

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Pastor Bujingo now turned Hajji has confirmed that he has reached a resolution with his current wife and his wife to be.

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According to our sources, the divorce will go ahead but Teddy won’t lose any of her shares or her position in church.

However, she will be expected to respect Hajji Bujingo’s new catch and will be required to give the first wife’s blessings to the upcoming marriage.

We have also learned that Hajji Bujingo currently has become a common figure at Sheikh Kakande’s palatial residence in Muyenga. It is said that in these times when every pastor has abandoned Bujingo, only Sheikh aka Prophet Kakande has been there for him.

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