With clear focus on preventing messages that could cause violence in the society, the social media platform Whatsapp is making an effort to combat spam, spoofing and phishing.
The social media platform has also begun testing the Suspicious Link Indicator feature in Android beta version 2.18.204.
It is also said that this testing was limited to a very small number of beta users.
Now, WhatsApp has rolled out the Suspicious Link Indicator feature to all users on Android beta starting version 2.18.221.
Along with this, WhatsApp has set up a FAQ page on its website, detailing how the feature works.
WhatsApp beta on Android 2.18.221 has the ability to tag a ‘Suspicious Link’ whenever a contact sends one to you .
This update is expected to warn unknowing users of a suspicious link before they open it.
WhatsApp will also reportedly alert the user once again by looking for unusual characters if they try to open the link. The platform will provide two options namely, Open Link and Go Back.
The suspicious character is highlighted in the dialogue box that appears when you try to open the link.
The new Suspicious Link Detection feature isn’t currently available on iOS and Windows Phone but will be rolled out in future updates.>