What is the new ‘Search’ feature?
According to WhatsApp’s blog, a search button will be created in front of the message on the web with the feature named ‘Search the Web’. You can click on the magnifying glass (search button) icon with the message, after which you will be redirected to your phone’s default browser, where the message will be uploaded.
(Also read- Government banned Chinese company Xiaomi’s browser, order to block this app too)With this, users will be able to search the message sent directly from WhatsApp on the web and check whether the message sent is fake or not.
Search the Web, today, for Android, iOS and WhatsApp Web! Https: //t.co/XKqIeh577Q pic.twitter.com/AB9jmSRq9Q
– WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) August 3, 2020
Important note: This search button will appear only in front of the Forwaded Message.
According to the blog, the feature will allow users to upload messages for the browser, but WhatsApp will not be able to read those messages, meaning that this will not affect the privacy of the user on WhatsApp. For information, let us tell you that this feature has been started in Brazil, Italy, Arland, Mexico, Spain, UK and USA.
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Several steps taken to stop fake news
Before this, many big steps have been taken to stop fake news, one of which was to set ‘limit’ for the message forward. With this move of the company, users can forward the message to only one chat at a time. Earlier, on WhatsApp, the message could be forwarded to 5 chats at a time.