Whatsapp to highlight forwarded messages

Recently...many innocents were killed on the pretext of child lifters! Fingers were pointed out at Whatsapp for spreading such rumours. Even the Indian government had to step in to ask whatsapp for some restraining measures. Heeding to such pleas... Whatsapp has now installed a feature to check the forwarded messages. From here on, Whatsapp will label such messages as `forwarded’. “This could serve as an important signal for recipients to think twice before forwarding messages because it lets a user know if content they received was written by the person they know or a potential rumour from someone else,” said Whatsapp in its statement. Hope that this would enable people to gather some time to check whether the message was original or fake.