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WhatsApp rolls out “Search the Internet” feature to spot fake forwarded messages

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WhatsApp rolls out

WhatsApp which has been owned by Facebook recently rolled out an amazing feature of searching the web for the forwarded messages to check its genuineness. It has been put to work in quite a few countries. It helps us to know the authenticity of the forwarded messages by just clicking on the option – “Search the web”.

The feature is now enrolled as a beta program under countries like Brazil, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, UK, US. It would soon be enrolled in India too.

In a blogpost, WhatsApp recently mentioned that there will be a magnifying option near the double arrowed forwarded messages.

“Providing a simple way to search messages that have been forwarded many times might help people find new results or another source of information about the content they have received,” said WhatsApp.

The users will be able to upload the messages through the browser and WhatsApp would not be able to read it. Android, iOS as well as WhatsApp web users need to be updated to take advantage of the feature.

In April, WhatsApp had limited the number of forwards to one chat box if it had been a frequently forwarded message. In order to recall, WhatsApp had specifically done this to stop the spread of rumors against the Corona Virus.

Written by Ompriya Sahoo

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