WhatsApp Beta– (Beta apps are trial version, not the final version.) Developed by WhatsApp Inc. Actually Beta apps are just some trial versions of the actual WhatsApp version. So between two WhatsApp Messenger update, there are many beta updates. Beta app users test these beta apps to help the developers by giving feedback to detect and correct any bug, glitch, etc. So beta apps are not the final version, for which there might be some bug or problem.
WhatsApp always tries to roll out a couple of new features. So this time WhatsApp introduces a very helpful feature according to the present environment in its Beta version which is ‘Search message on the web’ this feature allows users to verify forwarded messages in an attempt to stop the spread of fake news.
This new feature helps to prevent the flow of misinformation .‘Search message on the web feature will let users the facility to check the authenticity of the forwarded message to avoid being ill-informed. [ The company uses the example of a viral message which claims that “drinking freshly boiled garlic water will cure COVID-19.” A web search brings up three fact-checking websites, which flag this claim as false.]
WhatsApp: How to use Search the web feature:
A magnifying glass icon will start appearing next to messages that have been forwarded through a chain of five or more people. Steps–
- Tap the magnifying glass icon [Search] next to the forwarded message.
- Tap Search Web.
- Search will redirect you to the web browser where your results will be displayed on Google.