WhatsApp ‘suspicious link detection’ feature is aimed at identifying and curbing the circulation of links that redirect to a fake or alternative website.
The Centre’s notice came four days after a software engineer was lynched by a mob over child lifting rumours that were spread on the social media, including WhatsApp, in Bidar in Karnataka.
The delay comes just as WhatsApp has been embroiled in a controversy over lynchings in the country.
WhatsApp is testing a new forward limit on all messages on the platform and restrict media forwards to a limit of 5 chats only for the Indian market
The Centre said that the problems have not been adequately addressed by WhatsApp. “It has been conveyed to them in unmistakable terms that it is a very serious issue which deserves a more sensitive response,” the Centre noted.
WhatsApp, which has been struggling to control the spread of misinformation and fake news on its platform, last week enabled a feature which will indicate that a certain message has been forwarded and not created by the sender.
WhatsApp Forwarded label, Stickers, and more new features that are currently either being tested or has been made available on the platform.
The company asked people to look out for messages that appear different and hard to believe and also check photos in messages carefully.
WhatsApp’s Mute button allows users to mute chat directly from the notifications panel.
Inspector Parshuram was transferred to Bulandshahr from Noida around a month ago. In the purported screenshot, it was alleged he paid Rs 50,000 for it.
WhatsApp might soon get its own stickers, and the sticker preview is reportedly live on Android beta.
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Addressing the gathering at the Youth Parliament, Rathore called social media a powerful tool and urged the participants to post details of the event on social media.
WhatsApp Notifications panel redesign: The messaging app will add a new ‘Mark as Read’ feature that will allow users to mark a message from the notification panel itself.
The Supreme Court said the government wants to tap citizens’ WhatsApp messages and sought its response within two weeks