WhatsApp will get a picture search
Thanks to the new function, it will be possible to directly download the image from the chat to Google directly in the messenger and check if it is edited, as well as find similar pictures on the Internet. The image search and image verification feature will appear in patch 2.19.73. According to the developers, thanks to this technique, users can quickly determine whether the received message is disinformation or not.
When you click on the "Search by image" button, a warning appears that the image will be uploaded to Google. The messenger uses the official search engine API to find a similar image and determine whether it is genuine or not. Search results will be displayed in the browser. It is worth noting that WhatsApp is not the first to struggle with fake news and spam: recently, users were barred from sending messages to more than five contacts.