Today WhatsApp added a new feature that it hopes will stem the spread of misinformation on the private messaging app.
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.
WhatsApp cares deeply about your safety and We encourage you to think before sharing messages that were forwarded.That could be a big step toward understanding how misinformation functions on the platform, whose encryption makes it impossible for both users, researchers and the company itself to see when and where things go viral.