FP trend04 August 2020 16:26:52 IS
Whatsapp is one of the most popular messaging platforms in the world. And because of its popularity, it is also one of the most common ways to share information online, which can often be misleading or even wrong. Now the Facebook company has suggested a way to quickly check the credibility of these forwarded messages.
From this week a The magnifying glass button is displayed In addition to news in selected countries in a pilot roll-out, the company said a corporate blog. By clicking the button, users can quickly search the Internet for news results or other sources of information about the content received.
After selecting the magnifying glass icon, a pop-up message is displayed that reads: “Do you want to search for this on the web? This will upload the message to Google. “You can either click” Search Web “or” Cancel “. According to WhatsApp, the app uploads the message via a user’s standard browser without the message itself being displayed.
This button appears next to heavily forwarded messages. This information was not created by your close contact, but simply passed on from another location.
Previously, WhatsApp had introduced a double-arrow label that read “Forwarded” for such messages. To keep the spread of misinformation at bay, WhatsApp has limited the frequency of forwarding a message. From April this year, widespread news could only “forwarded to a chat”.
Android police I discovered the feature back in March, which means WhatsApp tried it Limit the spread of fake articles on the platform for some time.
The function works with the latest versions of Whatsapp for iOS, Android and WhatsApp Web. The Search the Web option has been available in Italy, Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain since last Monday.
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