WhatsApp Rolls Out New Feature To Tackle Misinformation And Fake News

WhatsApp has started labeling forwarded messages in the new feature, which aims to battle fake information and news that’s floating on their App. This will help users to see if the messages sent by relatives and friends are written or forwarded from other users.

WhatsApp made this update official in their Blog post which shows the screenshot of a message labeled as ‘Forwarded’. The label will apparently apply to text, image, video and audio messages. The company is taking strict steps to avoid the fake news problems including offering cash rewards for researchers studying misinformation spread through the App.