Whatsapp new feature search messages to verify fake news on web
Whatsapp is working on a new feature "search Message Feature" which will allow the users to verify forwarded messages on the web. Now, Whatsapp has rolled out the search message feature for few Android and iOS users. As per WABetainfo, the search message on the web can be used on the latest versions of WhatsApp Web/ Desktop. The website also stated that the feature is enabled on the latest WhatsApp for Android and iOS updates.
WAbetainfo also shared a screenshot on Twitter of a chat in which the search icon appeared next to a messaged that was marked forwarded. A lot of Twitter users also admitted spotting the search icon next to the forwarded messages but there many who couldn't see the icon. To which, WABetainfo clarified that it will only work for the messages that are frequently forwarded.
Once the feature is fully implemented, a user can verify the forwarded message by selecting the search icon placed right beside the message. When you click on the search bar, it will ask you whether you want to search your message on Google or not. If you select yes, you will be taken to a page on the search engine which would confirm whether your message is true or false.