WhatsApp addicts set to be SHOCKED with this Update
WhatsApp Update: There is no dearth of WhatsApp addicts who leave no opportunity to forward a message in multiple groups.
WhatsApp Update: There is no dearth of WhatsApp addicts who leave no opportunity to forward a message in multiple groups. The Facebook-owned app is, however, planning a big surprise for them. In fact, some of the WhatsApp addicts or fake news peddlers may even be shocked with the new update WhatsApp is working on. According to WhatsApp updates tracker Wabetainfo, the social media app is experimenting with a new feature that will prevent someone from forwarding frequently forwarded messages. "WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.97: what's new? WhatsApp is experimenting a new feature under development that prevents to send frequently forwarded messages in groups, when enabled!," WaBetainfo tweeted.
The new update is a part of WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.97 version that has been submitted through the Google Play Beta Program. Although not available to the common public, the new update can play a very important role in stopping the spread of rumours and fake news.
Talking about the new feature of WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.97, the WhatsApp updates tracker said that the option to prevent sending Frequently Forwarded Message in groups is not available yet. However, "WhatsApp is working on this feature in this update to ensure the best bug-free experience" for users before enabling it for all. So, if you can't access this feature even after updating the app, then wait. You may get the feature when WhatsApp will roll out the feature for all.
Early this month, WhatsApp launched released 'tip line' to understand and respond to misinformation during elections in India. "Launched by PROTO, an India-based media skilling startup, this tip line will help create a database of rumours to study misinformation during elections for Checkpoint - a research project commissioned and technically assisted by WhatsApp," WhatsApp had said in a statement. It further said that users in India can submit misinformation or rumours they receive to the Checkpoint Tipline on WhatsApp +91–9643–000–888 (tel:+919643000888).
After receiving the suspicious message reported by a user with the tip line, PROTO's verification centre will seek to respond and inform the user if the claim made in message shared is verified or not.
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"The response will indicate if information is classified as true, false, misleading, disputed or out of scope and include any other related information that is available," WhatsApp said.