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WhatsApp has discovered that a reverse image search feature has been tested against fake messages – Technology News, Firstpost



In order to combat the fake news, WhatsApp seems to be working on a new "image search" feature that allows users to verify the source of a shared image shared via a group or personal chat.

The feature is not displayed immediately, but according to WABetaInfo the Facebook messaging app is currently testing this new feature on its WhatsApp Beta build version 2.1

9.73 for Android. As noted in a blog post the new feature seems to use the Google Reverse Image Search feature to track the source of the image.

  WhatsApp tested a reverse image search feature to attack fake news

Representative image.

Although discovered in a beta version of WhatsApp, the new feature is still not available for public testing, which means beta users can not yet test the feature.

The image should appear in the advanced three-point menu when an image is received on WhatsApp. A new "Find Image" option will appear, tapping the reverse image search feature on Google.

  Image: WABetaInfo

Image: WABetaInfo

With WhatsApp stand the stern eyes of the government before the Lok Sabha of 2019 In elections, the introduction of the feature for the company's fight against false news be of crucial importance. It remains to be seen, however, how quickly WhatsApp announces the feature as the elections take little time.

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