WhatsApp is working on new view-once text message

In the age of instant messaging, privacy is more important than ever.

End-to-end encryption is a big deal for keeping strangers from reading your stuff.

WhatsApp is already one of the best encrypted messaging services around.

Now a new beta build suggests you will soon be able to send view-once WhatsApp text.

WhatsApp offers a handful of ways to share ephemeral media — status updates, disappearing messages in chat.

However, you still have to delete a text manually using the Delete for everyone option.

Otherwise, if you rely on the disappearing messages feature, you'll have to wait a whole 24 hours for the message to auto-delete.

When sending a view-once message, you’ll see the green send button appear with a small lock icon.

Even if view-once texts wouldn't be foolproof, they should still be useful.

Once available, you will be able to send texts, images, and videos which recipients can only view once.