Whatsapp Will Allow You To Verify Forwarded Messages Using This Simple Feature: Move To Kill Fake News?
Coronavirus outbreak has added to the rumour mill running in full speed, and the favourite medium of spreading rumours is probably Whatsapp. This has added to whatsapp’s troubles, and the social media networking app has come up with yet another feature to put a liimit on the spreading of wrong information.
What is this new feature by Whatsapp? How will it work? FInd out right here!
Whatsapp Launches New Feature For Verifying Forwarded Messages
As per reports, whatsapp will introduce a software update where the whatsapp forwards will be authenticated through a new feature. This will help readers know if the message they have received is true or not.
The feature is a magnifying glass icon that is placed adjacent to the whatsapp messages that have been forwarded. We already know that these messages come with the “Forwarded” label, which denotes that the message has been making the rounds of the app for quite a few times.
Whatsapp Starts Testing Feature And To Release It Soon
As per reports, Whatsapp has already started testing the feature and it will be made available for everyone very soon.
A Whatsapp representative has revealed, “We are working on new features to help empower users to find out more information about the messages they receive that have been forwarded many times. This featuring is currently in testing, and we look forward to rolling it out in the near future.”
How Does Whatsapp’s New Feature Work?
Apparently, the feature enable users to check if the message they have received is true or not by uploading the message on google. If the user taps on the magnifying glass icon, a pop-up message will show up saying, “Would you like to search this on the web? This will upload the message to Google.”
This will help you to search the web for news regarding the message that has been forwarded.