Before forwarding any message on WhatsApp, it is important to check it properly. WhatsApp has created a label for all the forwarded messages and has also set a limit for forwarding a message to the users. Messages on WhatsApp can often be wrong as they have no source.
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In India, there are 10 independent fact checking organizations on WhatsApp that help users identify, review and verify information. These methods can be a great help in curbing the spread of misinformation on the platform. In addition, WhatsApp enables its users to verify information by texting The Point Institute’s IFCN WhatsApp chatbot to validate a message or information.
WhatsApp provides two-step verification facility to the users so that users can keep their account secure. Which requires a six-digit PIN while resetting and verifying your WhatsApp account. This is helpful in case your SIM card is stolen or their phone is tampered with.
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WhatsApp also allows users to block their accounts. If someone receives an annoying message, they can either report it or even block the contact. In addition, WhatsApp now offers people the option to keep reported messages on their phones if they want to share them with a fact-checking or law enforcement official.
WhatsApp has a feature called ‘disappearing messages’ where new messages sent in individual or group chats disappear depending on the time period chosen by the users. Another option is ‘View Once’ which enables users to send photos and videos that disappear from the chat once they are opened.
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