Whatsapp has been working on “Fake News” by enabling allowing users to Google the images which they receive directly from the chat interface.
The new feature, likely to be named ‘search image’ and controlled by Google pictures, will be accessible inside the informing application as a feature of a forthcoming refresh.
However, WhatsApp is yet to officially confirm the feature, and it is unknown when it will be ready for release. The fake news on social media platforms and messaging apps have turned out to be a major problem.
Fake news on WhatsApp and other social media platforms have led to mob lynching incidents and deaths of innocent citizens in India and other countries.
The messaging app is set to incorporate Google’s reverse image search tool to enable users to know whether images they received are verified or not.
Code for Google images integration was found by WABetaInfo on the latest 2.19.73 WhatsApp beta.
Users can receive an upload image using the new “Search image” feature to examine for comparable pictures. It will enable clients to check pictures before sending the phony news.
As indicated by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp will utilize the official Google APIs to offer its turnaround research highlight. Clients would already be able to experiment with the component from Google pictures on any stage on internet browsers, yet invert look being incorporated with WhatsApp will make things a lot simpler for clients.
The feature is not available for users just yet, and it may be a while until the reverse image search makes it to the live version of the app. WhatsApp has been trying to combat fake news by restricting forwards, launching commercials to educate the masses and the implementation of a reverse image search feature is the latest move in the company’s ongoing efforts.