WhatsApp New Feature Reverse Image Search to Help Identify Fake News

WhatsApp is developing a new feature in its beta channel that would allow users to search an image on the Web that they have received or sent in their chats. The messaging service owned by Facebook submitted the update through the Google Play Beta Program bringing the version up to 2.19.73, as reported by Wabetainfo.com

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The new feature lets users upload the image from the chat to Google. After uploading the image, WhatsApp will open the in-app browser (a feature WhatsApp is working in its beta channel) to show the result. Reverse image search lets you check whether a specific image has ever appeared on the web before. It helps to check the authenticity of the image.

The feature may turn out quite useful in countries like India where WhatsApp is widely used to spread fake information.

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