The team of the popular WhatsApp messenger is testing a new feature that is designed to help users distinguish between true and false messages before forwarding.
The function of preliminary check for fake news was found in the latest beta version of the application for Android. When the user is about to forward the received message, a search icon appears in the interface. When you click on the “magnifier”, the content is checked by Google search on the Internet.
Revealed fake news is often displayed at the top of the search results. This will allow users to easily find out whether the message received is true and whether it is worth distributing it among their friends. Representatives of TechCrunch have already managed to get an explanation from Facebook, which now owns WhatsApp. According to the representative, this feature will begin to spread among WhatsApp users in the near future.