WhatsApp is rolling out a helpful new feature to fight fake news

In the fight against fake news, WhatsApp is rolling out a helpful new feature to fight fake news.

The feature, called Frequently Forwarded, was first spotted by WABetaInfo in the beta version of the Android app.

The new feature, which isn’t available quite yet, will show you when a message has been forwarded more than four times.

In a blog about the new feature, WABetaInfo said: “WhatsApp added this feature to help the user to understand when a message is very 'popular' on WhatsApp.

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“If it has been forwarded too many times, it might contain incorrect or spam information.”

As well as the Frequently Forwarded feature, WhatsApp is also planning to launch new Forwarding Info, according to WABetaInfo.

This feature will let you see how many times a message has been forwarded.

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The new Frequently Forwarded feature (Image: WABetaInfo)
WABetaInfo explained: “If you are curious to know how many times a received message has been forwarded, you can forward it and check out the count in Message Info.”

It remains unclear when WhatsApp plans to roll these features out to users.

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