WhatsApp announced the “Search The Web” feature for Android and iOS users.
The new feature would let users verify the messages that are forwarded to them.
The Facebook-owned messaging app is rolling out the feature today in UK and US.
WhatsApp has officially unrolled the long-speculated feature that might put an end to fake news. The corporate on Monday announced the “Search The Web” feature for Android and iOS users that might let users verify the messages that are forwarded to them.
Earlier, it had been reported that WhatsApp is indeed performing on a feature that might let users check the authenticity of the message. The feature has been unrolled to curb the spread of faux news through WhatsApp.
These two arrows help people know when they’ve received a message that wasn’t written by close contact. Earlier this year, we set limits on what percentage times they will be sent directly to take care of the private nature of WhatsApp,” the corporate said during a blog.
The messaging app had taken the step within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to prevent non-credible information from being spread. Now, WhatsApp has launched a feature that might let users take an additional step to verify the messages without blindly forwarding them.
The Facebook-owned messaging app is rolling out the feature today in Brazil, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, UK, and US, and so as to urge the feature, the users will need to update to the newest versions of WhatsApp for Android, iOS and WhatsApp Web.