WhatsApp Testing Suspicious Link Detection Feature To Stop Fake News

Recently, WhatsApp came in the headlines for the invite by the government to stop fake news, as the country witnessed the death of an innocent person. Well, now it seems that the Facebook owned instant messaging application WhatsApp started its step to tackle the fake information through WhatsApp.

According to WABetaInfo, the developers of the world’s most favorite messenger WhatsApp is now testing a new feature called ‘Suspicious Link Detection’, this feature will detect whether a link which is shared on the platform is trustable or suspicious. And if the messenger detects that a certain link is suspicious, then the message will be flagged as “Suspicious Link” with a red label.

Well, if he/she tap the link then the app will ask again whether the users want to proceed. If the user wants to proceed with opening the link, by tapping on the ‘Open Link’ option. Having said that, WABetaInfo says that “WhatsApp analyzes the link in order to detect if it may redirect to a fake or alternative website”.

Personally speaking, the feature is really needful for the society and we hope that the company will take all the measures and roll out the feature very soon.

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