We previously reported that WhatsApp will be labelling forwarded messages for the Indian users to curb on the fake news. The Facebook-owned company constantly making efforts to put a full stop fake news. Moving in the same direction, WhatsApp has added a new feature that makes easier for the users to identify messages which are circulated in the groups or chats by labelling them as 'Forwarded'.
Previously, the company rolled out this feature for the beta users but this feature is now available for every WhatsApp users. This new feature will help people to distinguish between fake news, rumours, other misinformation spread via WhatsApp.
According to WhatsApp, this additional context will help people to understand the origin of the message in both chat as well as groups. It also let the users determines, if the message was written by a friend or family or originally came from someone else. Tips to Fight Fake News: WhatsApp Begins Ad Campaigns to Highlight How to Find False Information.
In order to get this feature, the users will require to update to the latest version of the WhatsApp that is available on Google Play Store or Apple's App store.
The company said that, "WhatsApp cares deeply about your safety. We encourage you to think before sharing messages that were forwarded. As a reminder, you can report spam or block a contact in one tap and can always reach out to WhatsApp directly for help."