A new feature implement by WhatsApp that shut the danger of all fake news. It was previously reported that the Facebook-owned messaging app is working on the feature that enables the users to check the messages they received as forward are authentic or not. Now, the WhatsApp has confirmed it fortuitously.
According to WABetainfo, a “How to do an internet search on forwarded WhatsApp messages” link hit on the FAQ page of WhatsApp. The main FAQ page of WhatsApp is lack of this link. However, it can be opened through Google’s cache of the main link. Here are steps to confirm a forwarded message on WhatsApp listed on the FAQ page.
So, how the feature will work?
When you receive a forwarded text on WhatsApp, you will see a search icon right next to the texts with a double arrow icon.
When you search the forwarded content on the web, the message will be uploaded to Google directly. After that, you see the pages that would verify the message you received on the messaging app is authentic news or not.
The feature is yet under the trial and WhatsApp might launch the feature very soon, as stated by WAbetainfo. The Android users will benefit from this feature primarily, then it will release for iOS users.
WhatsApp plans to release a pair of new features such as Protect Backup feature, Advanced Search feature and auto-download feature.
The Advanced search feature would let the users to search for any type of media in their WhatsApp. For instance, a user might seek any kind of videos, links, documents, images and even GIFs on WhatsApp through Advanced Search feature. While the Protect Backup feature assists the users to save their chat backup with a password. But in case of lost password, the users can’t retrieve chat history from backup. Because the password will not save on WhatsApp or Facebook servers.
Furthermore, WhatsApp sightly changed the auto-download feature. According to a new leak, sometimes forwarded videos, images, voice messages, and documents will be automatically downloaded on the app. The feature is also on the staging yet.