WhatsApp is leaving no stone unturned to make the chatting app more engaging and user-friendly. Latest buzz hints that the company is testing a feature that can separate the suspicious link from the genuine ones. Dubbed as ‘suspicious link detection’, the feature would help the users to identify the genuine link and the fraud ones.
As reported by WABetaInfo, the chatting app has is testing the new feature in its Beta version of Google Play. It is not known when the feature would be available for the mass users. Every link that is shared through WhatsApp would have a background check done to identify if the information is genuine or not. In case, the information turns out to be hazy, the ‘Suspicious Link’ flag would pop up against the link. In case the user ignores the first warning and proceeds with his decision of clicking the link open, WhatsApp would once again pop up the alert message asking the user if they want to go ahead. A user can thereafter click ‘Open link’ option and if he decides to listen to WhatsApp, there is ‘Go back’ option as well.
Just a few days ago, Indian Government warned the social media and chat apps to check the spread of fake news on their platform. Lately, rumor mongers have deployed the chat apps as bait to stir hate and suspicion among different communities.
It didn’t take long before WhatsApp came out to clarify its stance stating that they are already taking help of the local’s experts to tighten the noose on the fake messages and spam. With a user base of over 200 million in India, WhatsApp to ensure that it does not find itself on the receiving end of the Government agencies for its way too liberal policies and features.