Can I download single view videos on WhatsApp?
No, it is not possible to download single view videos on WhatsApp, as this type of content is designe precisely to disappear after being view. This helps protect users’ privacy and ensure images are ephemeral.
What does WhatsApp say
According to the company, single-view videos are not store on its servers after being open — not even the recipient is able to download the file in the app directly. This measure aims to prevent the material from leaking or being improperly access by third parties.
On the other hand, nothing prevents the person who received the message from taking a screenshot or using recording applications to record the content and send it to other people and groups. It seems kind of obvious, but this type of practice is consider illegal and may result in violation of WhatsApp terms and possible suspension of the messenger account.
In addition, the company gives some tips and important notes for users to be more cautious and have a better sense of how single-view content works. See below:
Only send single-view videos to trusted people;
- Keep your WhatsApp always up to date;
- WhatsApp does not allow you to forward, save or favorite preview videos; single with the single preview tool enabled;
- You can verify that the person you sent a view-once photo or video to only opened the message if they have read receipts turned on;
- If you don’t open the single-view video within 14 days of sending it, the media file is remove from the conversation and becomes unavailable;
- You are able to open a single view video if you have backed it up before opening the material. However, if the single view media was already opened prior to the backup, the file will not be included in the backup and eventually will not be available for restoration.