‘Forwarded’ label now live on WhatsApp to combat fake news

Users need to have the latest supported version of WhatsApp to see the new forwarded label on their phones.

There are more than 230 million monthly active WhatsApp users in India. More than 1.5 billion people across the world use the messaging app.

Neighbourhood Technology Desk/Avi Arya: Instant messaging service WhatsApp on Tuesday night launched a label to identify forwarded messages, as the company struggles to combat fake news and the spread of misinformation across countries, including India. Feature also goes live across all countries including the US, its home market.

Users need to have the latest supported version of WhatsApp to see the new forwarded label on their phones. There are more than 230 million monthly active WhatsApp users in India. More than 1.5 billion people across the world use the messaging app.

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