It’s official, WhatsApp is now willing to stop as to give rise to the fake news and spam on the platform, and to begin their struggle has made it official and available for all the world the option to identify when a message has been forwarded.
This feature was already available since a few weeks, even here in Unocero we tell you of it, however, currently only able to use the beta users of Android, but now it is an official function for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
How does the labeling of forwarded messages?
Well, basically, now we get a message we can identify if it has been written by the user who sends it, or if it has been forwarded from another chat, how?, then in the top left of the message will appear the legend “Forwarded” if it has not been written by the person who sends it.
The company publishes on its blog that they are deeply concerned by the security, and that recommend to users not to share false messages, inviting them to review the information before you share it, this way you can decrease the amount of spam and fake news that abound on the platform.
Do you really serve?
I don’t want to be negative, but obviously that this tool is not going to end with this problem, however, is to applaud that WhatsApp will start to work to solve this kind of situations. Although on the other hand, I think that we would expect a proposal much more effective part of one of the companies most powerful in the world as it is Facebook, who owns WhatsApp.
It is assumed that when you see that a message has been forwarded, you can put in doubt the truthfulness of the message, although the reality is that I doubt that many users will pay attention to this kind of details.
On the other hand, if the user copies the content of the message and paste it into the text box and then send it, it will appear as an original message, so here makes a mockery of the process that has been implemented WhatsApp.
Yet we must not leave aside that the fake news in WhatsApp have already claimed the lives of innocent people in India, and the application is investing some millions of dollars to curb this problem, or at least markedly decrease the flow.
Already available for the whole world
The function is already being deployed gradually to all the users of Android and iOS, and will soon hit Windows Phone, the only thing you must do is update the app to the latest version and the wait function is activated from the servers of WhatsApp.