WhatsApp is the most used messaging app in the world, in fact, it has more than 2,000 million active users, and that means a large number of daily messages and among them the bulos.
WhatsApp is already tired of fighting hoaxes, but it doesn't give up. Hoaxes and fake news will be powerful as long as users do not learn to differentiate real information from false, an official website from phishing, a true text from one unreal, etc.
The messaging app under the umbrella of Facebook is going to launch in the coming weeks the search for messages on Google, according to reports from WABetaInfo, that is, when we receive a message (typical chain message that has been forwarded thousands of times) it will allow us to search for information about it on the Internet.
It seems that WhatsApp is working on functions that we already thought were forgotten, since in recent days it was learned that WhatsApp was working again in the automatic deletion of private messages.
Now history repeats itself, we say this, because a year ago we talked about WhatsApp allowing you to search for images of messages on Google to find out if they were a hoax or not. That never saw the light of day and now it reappears in the beta of WhatsApp for Android.
What the new update brings is a notice that puts the user in a situation, that is, they warn us that that message we have received has been shared several times Not only this, but next to the message that has been forwarded to us will appear a magnifying glass icon
If we click on this icon, a dialog box will pop up asking us if we want to search for that text in Google. If we click on "search the Internet", a tab opens and everything related to that text appears.
Among all those search results we will surely be warning that this information and many others are hoaxes that spread on the Internet.
It is believed that the novelty is well advanced and that it could come out in the coming weeks as an official update. At the moment they have not warned of anything, although just as it is about to come out of the oven, they could also leave it stopped for another year.