Fake news war: WhatsApp is testing an image search tool

WhatsApp is known to always roll out various updates with cool features frequently but a lovely update is about to be released. This still has to do with its war against the spread of fake news. The company is stepping up the game with Image Search Feature.

The new feature will help users identify whether an image they receive is legitimate or not. WABetaInfo, discovered a “search by image” function that will let you upload a received image directly to Google to reveal “similar or equal” images on the web.

With this info, you should be able to more accurately judge whether the picture is real, or fake news.

How it works

If you select Search image, WhatsApp will alert you that it will be uploaded to Google: After uploading the image to Google, WhatsApp will open the browser to show the results.

This feature will be very useful because it can help us to understand if a news is fake: when you receive an image, you can try to search it on the Web using this feature, so you can discover if it’s fake reading info on the Web related to that image.

Note: This update is not yet available but will be roll out soonest.

In other news, WhatsApp is banning those who are using third-party modded WhatsApp, so watch out because it will soon get to you if you are using it.

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