WhatsApp new features to help you fact-check messages

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging platform recently, so it enhances ideas that parent company Facebook trusts; it can use this expansive network to enable people to have the recent information on the outbreak of the coronavirus.

As many internet users can receive their needed facts from other platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, it is not so for everyone. For instance, many of the older citizens hope massively on WhatsApp. With information limited to messages and short status updates, getting the proper context may be hard.

As many internet users can receive their needed facts from other platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, it is not so for everyone. For instance, many of the older citizens hope heavily on WhatsApp. With information limited to messages and fleeting status updates, getting the proper context may be hard.

Thus the WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub, the centre will be made available today at whatsapp.com/coronavirus. concerning the chat app, the hub was created to “provide simple, actionable guidance for health workers, schools, community leaders, nonprofits, local governments and local businesses that hope on WhatsApp to communicate.”

This isn’t WhatsApp’s first move to help spread verified coronavirus news. On 18th March 2020, it had launched the WhatsApp Coronavirus Portal. This portal gives users the room to connect remotely as well as choose reliable sources of information.

It also has a part dedicated to telling positive coronavirus stories on the portal. Recently, WhatsApp launched a bot in India that citizens can use to get answers from the government. All citizens have to do is either click on this link or send Hi to +919013151515.

On arrival of this new feature, be sure to fact-check messages you receive before giving out them.

The new feature will help WhatsApp users to perform a web search based on the contents of messages which have been forwarded to them. This will hopefully make it easier for people to determine the reliability of a message and to think twice before mindlessly forwarding it on.

There hasn’t been any timetable for when this feature will roll out to the main version of the app. For now, WhatsApp says: “This feature is currently in testing, and we look forward to rolling it out soon. actionable guidance for health workers, educators, nonprofits, local governments and local businesses that rely on WhatsApp to communicate.”

This isn’t WhatsApp’s first move to help spread verified coronavirus news. On 18th March 2020, it had launched the WhatsApp Coronavirus Portal. This portal gives users the room to connect remotely as well as choose reliable sources of information.

It also has a part dedicated to telling positive coronavirus stories on the portal. Recently, WhatsApp launched a bot in India that citizens can use to get answers from the government. All citizens have to do is either click on this link or send Hi to +919013151515.

On arrival of this new feature, be sure to fact-check messages you receive before giving out them.

The new feature will help WhatsApp users to perform a web search based on the contents of messages which have been forwarded to them. This will hopefully make it easier for people to determine the reliability of a message and to think twice before mindlessly forwarding it on.

There hasn’t been any timetable for when this feature will roll out to the main version of the app. For now, WhatsApp says: “This feature is currently in testing, and we look forward to rolling it out soon.

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