Relax, WhatsApp will NOT let you know when someone screenshots your chat

TL;DR – Fake news. Fake news everywhere.

Remember the “latest WhatsApp update” circulating Facebook stating that WhatsApp will soon notify you if someone takes a screenshot of your chat?

Well, it’s a hoax.

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The news first appeared on 8shit on Jan 23 which is a “satire and humour website” and even included a fake quote by WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum, “The functioning is simple, just like the blue tick: You will have the option activated by default. If it’s checked, you’ll be notified if someone screenshots your conversation, and others will be notified if you screenshot theirs. If it’s unchecked, no one gets notified.”

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It might one day be a real thing seeing how Snapchat now has a screenshot notification function but for now, feel free to screenshot away. is a baby in this tough world of online publishing that sees as many exits as it does entrants. For stuff that matters to Singaporeans, written in plain English, check us out at

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