WhatsApp has announced the “Search The Web” feature for Android and iOS users that would let users verify the messages that have been forwarded to them. Earlier, it was reported that WhatsApp is indeed working on a feature that would let users check the authenticity of the message. The feature has been rolled out to curb the spread of fake news through WhatsApp.
Earlier, WhatsApp had introduced double arrows to mark the messages that have been forwarded so that users can figure out whether the message that has been sent to them is forwarded or original. “WhatsApp provides a special forwarded label to messages shared in chats that have been forwarded many times. These two arrows help people know when they’ve received a message that was not written by close contact. Earlier this year, we set limits on how many times they can be sent at once to maintain the private nature of WhatsApp,” the company said in a blog,
WhatsApp had also imposed a restriction on the number of forwarded messages, as per the latest rule, users cannot forward messages to more than one person at a time. The messaging app had taken the step in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to stop non-credible information from being spread. Now, WhatsApp has launched a feature that would let users take an extra step to verify the messages without blindly forwarding them. Read More...
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