CALIFORNIA: WhatsApp is a hub for all things users mention to be ‘Forwarded as received’. Well, no more.
WhatsApp has added a new feature to its platform which will make it easier for users to identify messages or content which is being circulated across groups and individual chats by labelling them ‘Forwarded’, Mashable reported.
This comes after the Facebook-owned company received flak following violent incidents in India which took place due to fake news and rumours being circulated on the social networking platform.
“WhatsApp cares deeply about your safety. We encourage you to think before sharing messages that were forwarded,” the company wrote in a blog post.
The idea behind the new feature is to help people identify and distinguish between rumours, fake news, and other misinformation spreading through WhatsApp.
The new features also include new admin controls for group messages. The app is also taking out full-page newspaper ads in India to warn readers about the circulation of fake news.