WhatsApp reportedly testing new method of catching spam and hoax messages

WhatsApp will soon let you stay away from spam messages

With the analysis of metadata WhatsApp takes into account the privacy of users. The only way that it will stay free is if you are a frequent user.

WhatsApp will be able to identify spam messages that have been shared multiple times. Additionally, a user even the Web version of WhatsApp was unable to scan the QR code to log in.

As per reports emerging, WhatsApp will soon roll out their new, enhanced anti-spam features, which will empower the user to stop spam messages once for all.

The amount of messages that a user sends per minute is monitored continuously. "A spammer never sends spam messages to a single contact, but he is used to sending them to multiple users, selecting them in his contacts list, picking these data from the internet or from some registration services". These messages may content unwanted advertising and fake news, and they often invite you to forward the message to your contacts. The most visible measure is that users can flag messages from unknown numbers as spam.

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This will be implemented in Android too in the next updates. To guard against inadvertently forwarding a hoax message, WhatsApp warns that 'a message you are forwarding has been forwarded many times'.

"Tell the contact that the message they sent includes spam and point them to this WhatsApp safety page.You can also send reports of spam to WhatsApp by contacting us from inside the app", the company says.

Spammers can not use Broadcast Lists because recipients won't receive their messages, seen that they have not their numbers saved in the Contacts List.

While these sorts of chain letters might seem like a pretty trivial form of fake news to worry about, the problem of false rumors spreading like lightning across WhatsApp's platform has been linked to far more serious consequences. Then I re-installed the app, but same message is appearing. Meanwhile, WhatsApp has acknowledged the bug and said it is working to fix it. You should also avoid messages that ask you to click on a link or forward information. WhatsApp is already using some tools to autodetect spam, but reporting spam is the most efficient action.

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