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New WhatsApp update Against fake news

New WhatsApp update Against fake message

WhatsApp, the most popular messenger app. We can say that the introduction of WhatsApp is a milestone in the communication platforms. It changes the way of communication. Earlier, people only want to talk with friends and family via calling. After the launching of WhatsApp and this kind of messenger application, people more communicate with other via messaging( texting) rather than calling. And now the messenger apps are an effective way for communication with a bunch of useful features. WhatsApp makes communication as easy as possible. Nowadays, as a messaging platform, WhatsApp faces issues regarding fake message, suspicious links sharing etc.


WhatsApp communication is secure with end-to-end encryption, so anyone including WhatsApp officials can’t identify the fake messages manually. So currently lots of fake messages were spreading through WhatsApp. WhatsApp started its journey in 2009, and it overcomes lots of bugs, issues and comes up with useful features in every update. Now in this WhatsApp latest update, it brings Suspicious Link Detection feature. It helps users to identify suspicious links shared within the platform. Whatsapp will automatically detect and notify the user whether the link is fake or suspicious. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp has begun testing the new feature as part of beta version 2.18.204 for Android.

How does the Suspicious Link Detection feature work?

If any suspicious links shared via WhatsApp, it automatically detects it and adding a label termed “suspicious link” to notify the user. And if the user clicks on that link, then WhatsApp will show another warning message to inform the link has originated from a suspicious source.
The reports said that in India IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked WhatsApp to take measures to control the spread of fake news via its platform. Hence, WhatsApp is now testing a new ‘Suspicious Link Detection’ feature which will help users identify if a message they have received is fake or not.

Updated: July 11, 2018 — 1:28 pm

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