In a recent official blog post by WhatsApp, on 10-06-2018, it have introduced a new feature on WhatsApp, the most popular messaging application on the world. Now this feature will label forwarded WhatsApp messages as “Forwarded“. So with this feature one can easily identify if any messege actually originate from your friend or he/she have just forwarded it, may be without verifying its “Real or Spam“.
Starting today, WhatsApp will indicate which messages you receive have been forwarded to you. This extra context will help make one-on-one and group chats easier to follow. It also helps you determine if your friend or relative wrote the message they sent or if it originally came from someone else. To see this new forwarded label, you need to have the latest supported version of WhatsApp on your phone.
Beside that, we should all think twice before sharing messages that were forwarded. Because these are might not be true at all, these may be planned to get some of your privacy related data also. Few examples of spam messages:
1. Too cheap deals. If you come across some deal sharing random web page, which tells you to share some msg to your WhatsApp groups, to get a very costly thing for free or at a cheap price. This might be scam. Further if you input your bank or card details or any kind of personal information, you might be in a messy fraud situation.
2. Messages showing violence on Gender, Caste, Religion etc. These msgs might not be true at all. These are may be planned to ignite a social, political regional tensions, and may harm some innocent people’s lives.
3. Viral msgs with emotional content asking for sharing, or asking some kind of donation. Before acting something on these kind of msgs, we are politely asking you to please verify the content.
4. Other various kind of spam msgs be like, “Share blah blah and you will get surprise reward”, “Share blah blah or else you’ll be unlucky”, or “Even share blah blah and your mobile will get fully charged”. 😂
“As a reminder, you can report spam or block a contact in one tap and can always reach out to WhatsApp directly for help. Be safe, stay alert.”