Whatsapp is working on a new feature to help to oppose the fake news, the privacy of the users is the main concern of the developers. The developers of the messaging app have been introducing various safety measures on the platform for the security of its users. The WhatsApp team along with Facebook is trying to develop a new feature to help oppose the fake news.
A new beta version of WhatsApp includes an in-app web browser with the amazing ability to reverse image search. We can now figure out the image that is sent in a chat where the image really came from according to the WABetaInfo reports.
The in-app browser cannot do much to fight against the fake news and images, but it’s an important feature that was missing. It doesn’t allow users to screenshot or video record while using the in-app browser according to the WABetaInfo.
Reverse Google image search is the much more important feature, where viral photos spread through chain texts on the platform. Users can now get information about any image. They can upload it to Google, and then easily recognize the path from where else it has come. Though to fight against the fake news, users have to actually take the first step to look at an image up and upload it on google or in-app web browser.
To quickly verify the source and path of the image or other media shared to him user will love this new update. With this feature, users can be able to easily verify the authenticity of the images.
After viral rumors of child abductions and child traffickers were linked to the deaths of many, WhatsApp has already limited the forwarded things and also has started labeling the forwarded messages. In Brazil, some reporters have reported that misinformation about the yellow fever vaccine on the app caused the disease to rise again in many people.
To fight against the spread of misinformation which results in fake news, this new feature is going to be introduced by WhatsApp soon.