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WhatsApp removes ability to save DP after security scare


WhatsApp has removed the ability to save display picture, simple known as DP by many, on the messaging app, after a recent security scare.

TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports WhatsApp removed the ability to save DP in the latest Android beta updates and WhatsApp Business for iPhone version

WhatsApp generally provides a sharing button once you view someone’s profile photo on your Android device.

Tapping the sharing button brings the option to either save the profile photo to your gallery or share it through your social media channels.

However, the new change essentially removes that sharing button, leaving no on-screen option to save profile photos.

Users can still save profile photos of their contacts simply by using the screenshot capture feature of their devices.

The new change is, however, not applicable to the display pictures of WhatsApp groups.

The change is coming days after WhatsApp reported a security breach emanating from Israeli NSO Group.

Apart from the change specifically for the profile photos, WhatsApp has been spotted with a Night Mode that is likely to replace the earlier speculated Dark Mode.

The Night Mode aims to help users curb eyestrain while using the instant messaging app.

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Notably, the Night Mode isn’t available even through the newer beta builds of WhatsApp for Android.

According to a tipster at WABetaInfo the new experience will be enabled for all users sometime in the future.

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