New Feature on WhatsApp to tackle Fake News

New Feature on WhatsApp to tackle Fake News New Feature on WhatsApp to tackle Fake News

Facebook owned WhatsApp has recently rolled out its ‘Frequently Forwarded’ update in India. Earlier it was reported that WhatsApp was about to launch a new feature to check the frequency of the forwarded messages. WhatsApp introduced the “forwarding” feature last year to keep an eye on the circulation of fake news. This year in March, WhatsApp had submitted an Android Beta update, with two new features; “Forwarding Info” and “Frequently Forwarded”.

Now, the platform has finally launched the ‘frequently forwarded’ feature for the users of Android and iOS. Those who are using the latest version of WhatsApp can avail this latest update made by the social media giant.

“We’ve recently introduced an update to our forwarded message label that helps people identify when they’ve received messages that were previously forwarded several times, such as a chain message. These highly forwarded messages will be marked with a double arrow icon and users will receive a notice when they are forwarding such a message.” said a WhatsApp spokesperson.

“When a message is forwarded from one user to another user more than five times, this is indicated with a double arrow icon.” “The number of times a message has been forwarded is end-to-end encrypted,” said the company.

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