After the icon with the double arrow that warns against messages forwarded several times and therefore of dubious origin and at risk of privacy, Whatsapp introduced another novelty.
From today, another icon also appears next to forwarded messages: it is one magnifying glass to verify the truthfulness of the content of a message received. A feature designed to interrupt chains of messages and fake news, such as those that have spread widely on the coronavirus.
As announced on the official Whatsapp blog, a magnifying glass icon will appear next to this type of message. Just touch it to search the content of the message on the web and find news or other sources of information on the content received. Using this feature, the message will be uploaded to the web via the browser, without WhatsApp having access to the message content.
There web search functionality It is already available in Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States for users who use the latest versions of WhatsApp on Android, iOS and WhatsApp Web.