New Delhi, Aug 2: WhatsApp has started rolling out the frequently forwarded messages feature on both Android as well as iOS apps to let users know if the message they have received has been forwarded over five times.
This feature is available for all the users who are on the latest version of WhatsApp.
The frequently forwarded feature is an attempt by the Facebook-owned messaging service to curb the spread of fake news through the platform.
"We have recently introduced an update to our forwarded message label that helps people identify when they have received messages that were previously forwarded several times, such as a chain message. These highly forwarded messages will be marked with a double arrow icon and users will receive a notice when they are forwarding such a message," said WhatsApp spokesperson.
The latest feature is in addition to WhatsApp's ''forwarded'' label for messages which was introduced last year.
WhatsApp is also gearing up to launch its payment service, WhatsApp Pay, in India. WhatsApp Global Head Will Cathcart said that the company was aiming to roll-out the service by the end of this year.
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Davangere: Karnataka BJP MLA from Honnali in Davangere and Political advisor to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, Renukacharya on Monday triggered controversy with a remark targeting the Muslim community.
The BJP MLA while addressing a pro-CAA rally in Davangere on Monday termed the Muslims as traitors and targeted the community and its interests questioning what the community does at the mosques. He further alleged that the mosques are being used as a place to collect and store weapons.
“There are a few traitors who sit in mosques and issue fatwas. What is there in mosques? Do you (referring to members of the Muslim community) pray there? Instead of praying, you collect weapons. Is this why you want a masjid? Is this why you want a mosque?” Renukacharya said.
Speaking further, the MLA asserted that he will not allocate funds for the welfare of the Muslim community and would instead use it in Hindu dominated areas.
“I will resort to such politics in my taluk (referring to his constituency of Honnali) where the money allotted for Muslims can be used for betterment of the Hindus and their welfare. I will put you (Muslims) in your place and show what politics is,” Renukacharya said.