In a bid to curb the menace of misinformation forwards, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has started testing a ‘suspicious link detection’ feature. The feature was made available in WhatsApp Android beta 2.18.204, to a limited number of users.
Corin Imai, Senior Product Manager at DomainTools:
“We are seeing more and more companies move toward protecting their customers’ data through limiting the sharing of known-bad domains. WhatsApp has done so with the release of their suspicious link detection feature, which focuses on reducing the spreading of links that can contain phishing attempts. With this method of reducing the consumption and sharing of dangerous domains, they are helping to choke off one common entry point for bad actors.”