WhatsApp Users Can Now Report Specific Derogatory Messages

As per sources, WhatsApp is all set to bring in a new change on how users report abuse on the platform. It has come up that soon users will be able to report specific messages. This feature will be included as a part of its Android and iOS beta versions. In this new update, a “Report” option will come up if a user long presses a message. Whenever a user comes across a message that they find derogatory, they can report it and send it to WhatsApp for moderation.

Going by the screenshots from WABetaInfo, this will be available both for the individual as well as group chats and also from business accounts.

This comes along with the feature to report specific WhatsApp accounts. You can report a particular number. On reporting, the last five messages will be sent to WhatsApp to check if the account needs to be banned. In the new update, only the reported message will be sent.

This feature is already available for the WhatsApp iOS and Android beta versions and so it can be expected that they will be available to the general public soon as well.

Recently there were claims that WhatsApp isn’t as secure as it seems and a report by ProPublica also accused WhatsApp of lying to its users about end-to-end encryptions and that the messages can be read by Facebook. However, Facebook denied anything of this sort and said that they can only read the messages reported by the users.