A new feature to search messages on the web to know if it is fake.
Lets face it, we all have a tendency of sharing messages on WhatsApp, specially those which appears to be critical or some sort of warnings, just so that we can make others aware of the same to keep them safe. Then we feel proud of ourselves thinking we did a good job. But there are some cases wherein the messages are just rumors and by our usual sharing habits it becomes viral which is not a good outcome as people get panic.
WhatsApp Testing On Its New Update
In order to prevent a rumor from being shared several times, WhatsApp has started testing a new feature in its latest beta.
According to the reports, the app should now provide a search icon next to the suspicious message. So, when you touch the magnifying glass, you will be directed to Google to check if that message is genuine or fake.
The idea of making it easier for the user to check the authenticity of the received message on Google can end up causing many people to give up sharing fake news.
This feature is currently under development and is expected to be made available in the coming future. So let us hope it comes fast.
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