Late on Tuesday Whatsapp has announced that they have launched a new exciting feature worldwide that will be highlighted when a message is forwarded versus when it is composed by the sender.
This new feature is for the spreading of fake news. “Starting today, WhatsApp will indicate which messages you receive have been forwarded to you. This extra context will help make one-on-one and group chats easier to follow,” WhatsApp said in a blog.
“It also helps you determine if your friend or relative wrote the message they sent or if it originally came from someone else. To see this new forwarded label, you need to have the latest supported version of WhatsApp on your phone,” it added.
Also, the Indian government has also sent a notice saying to take immediate measures to stop using this medium in a wrong way. “This could serve as an important signal for recipients to think twice before forwarding messages because it lets a user know if content they received was written by the person they know or a potential rumour from someone else,” it had said.