Whatsapp is going to launch a new feature soon to ban the fake news circulated
To prevent spam from spreading on your platform, Whatsapp is working on a new Suspicious Link Detection feature. According to the information, this feature is currently being tested. With ITS help, users will be able to locate the suspicious links within the Whatsapp application.
This is part of the Whatsapp beta for Android version 2.18.204. However, due to being
in the initial level, it has not been made available to all users. This attempt is being done
by the Facebook-owned company to stop spam and fake news from spreading on its platform.
Earlier, the Forwarded label was also seen in the Whatsapp beta version. So that the
users can identify forwarded messages on the platform and help prevent the spread of
news. According to the WABetaInfo report, with the help of this new feature, Whatsapp
analyzes the link in the message to detect suspicious links.
Fake news is being constantly spread on social media. Due to Fake News, the crowd
had lynched some people in the past. WhatsApp is a significant contributor to spreading
the news. Keeping this in view, the government had asked Whatsapp to take measures
to stop spreading the news. After the government's instructions, it seems that Whatsapp is preparing to bring a new feature to reinforce the fake news spreading through its platform.
How to put a full stop on it:
According to WABetaInfo, when a user shares any link on Whatsapp, WhatsApp will
show a preview of it first. This feature will tell users before sharing a harmful link that
they are sharing harmful links. The link preview feature will inform users of WhatsApp
before sharing any wrong content available in the form of a web link and before opening
According to the report, when a Harmful Link is shared with Whatsapp, with the Whatsapp link, you will warn the suspicious link in red. The direct link will not open on such a suspicious link, but WhatsApp will notify its users and will have two options in front of them. In such cases, if the users want to go with the link then they can go with the option of coming back without opening the link.
Since it is an encrypted platform, web page data to be shared on Whatsapp will be analyzed locally. It also means that the link preview feature scans the link and determines whether it is harmful or not.