WhatsApp rolled out a new feature that will ask for 'content of messages' to verify reported accounts

The popular messaging platform, WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature that is used for testing a way to verify reported chat, groups, and business accounts. This feature will allow WhatsApp users to report unwelcome contacts on the app. To avail of this feature, it is mandatory for users as proof to share their recent chat messages of these accounts which they wanted to report.

By using this feature, if WhatsApp users are spammed or harassed on the messaging service they will be able to report not only regular but business accounts as well. Users were always able to report accounts but in the latest update, the only difference is that WhatsApp now wants some evidence before it acts against the reported account.

Users of this app should note that WhatsApp never receives their user’s messages without their permission. If WhatsApp users decide for reporting a contact, it is essential for them on agreeing to forward a copy of the recent messages from the chat to WhatsApp.

So now if someone chooses to report an account, a message will pop out saying, “Most recent messages from this user will be forwarded to WhatsApp.”

The Facebook-owned messaging platform will probbbly act against those accounts which are properly verified by WhatsApp. The new update means if the number of reports submitted by different users for a specific account or phone number is increasing, then chances are, WhatsApp will blacklist that user.

Presently if users of this app receive a spam message from a strange and unknown contact or business, this messaging platform just asks their users to report, block, or add that unknown person to contacts. But in this new update, WhatsApp will now be asking their users to submit a copy of recent messages from the chat in order to verify the genuineness of the report. This feature will help WhatsApp to analyze the condition better and take action accordingly.

This new update is live on the 2.20.206.3 Android version of WhatsApp, and it is followed by iOS beta testers soon.


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