WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature for itself. Recently the Whatsapp introduce an information hub for the Novel Coronavirus. This feature is for the prevention of the spread of fake news and misinformation about the virus. Almost a year ago, WABetaInfo reported that WhatsApp will be bringing a feature to search forwarded images directly from the app. However, that feature did not make its way to the app. Now, the same WABetaInfo source is reporting that WhatsApp has recently submitted an update via the Google Play Beta Program that will be bringing a similar image-search feature, but for forwarded text messages.
The app version will be 2.20.94.
The way it works is really simple. When a user gets a forwarded message (can be fake news), a small magnifier icon will appear beside the message. When the user taps this icon, WhatsApp will ask for the user’s consent to upload the message on Google to search for it on the web. The user can just tap the “Search Web” button on the right to directly Google the text content. This feature will be much better to get rid of fake news in Whatsapp.