WhatsApp began to test within its multiple characteristics the possibility of send ephemeral photos, that is, they can only be seen once and then they will disappear. But as with every new feature, some users already they figured out how to see those photos over and over again without the person who sent them knowing about it.
Here is the step by step to achieve it.
I opened WhatsApp Web on your computer
At the moment it is impossible to do this trick from the phone and you will need to use the web version or the desktop version of WhatsApp.
Unlike the WhatsApp app, on Android and iOS, its “brother” for PC is synchronized from the cell phone every time you log in again, so that it does not acknowledge that someone opened the photo or video when it regains connectivity.
Activate airplane mode
First of all you should wait for the photos or videos are fully downloadedSince to see the graphic content in the web version of WhatsApp you will have to wait for them to be completely downloaded to the phone. With photos it will be faster, in the case of videos it will take longer.
The ephemeral photos of WhatsApp can be seen on more than one occasion.
It only remains to check that the photo that can be opened only once appears as a list in both WhatsApp for cell phones and WhatsApp Web. At that precise moment you have to activate airplane mode on the smartphone.
I opened the photo in WhatsApp Web
Now you can open the photo from the computer. Even if the cell phone is disconnected, you can keep opening the photo as many times as you want without ever appearing as open.
In order not to leave traces of having seen the ephemeral photos and videos, you should use the WhatsApp app and WhatsApp Web at the same time.
Close WhatsApp Web and disable airplane mode
Once you are bored with seeing the photo, close WhatsApp Web and you can safely deactivate the airplane mode of the mobile. The photo will still not be marked as open.
To this day the trick works because the new ephemeral photos function is still in testing, it may be that WhatsApp in the future will correct this “error” by updating the application.