What is the magnifying glass icon that appears on WhatsApp? We explain it to you

Although the world is extremely globalized, especially in technological aspects, there is still a certain difference between the moment when something is presented by a company and the moment when all its users have it available.

This is what has happened in Spain, where WhatsApp users have begun to see how next to some links or photos they receive and send, a new magnifying glass icon appears.

What is the WhatsApp magnifying glass icon

A few months ago the company announced new features in its messaging application aimed at fighting the spread of hoaxes and fake news. The icon that appears in some links is one of these functions.

What is the magnifying glass icon that appears on WhatsApp? We explain it to you

The reason it appears is to make recipients of forwarded messages doubt the possible lack of truthfulness of what they have just received.

In this way, we can click on the icon to search for what has been sent to us on Google, to verify the information.

In which messages does this icon appear?

If you look, this icon does not appear whenever we forward a message. The key is in the number of times it is forwarded. After five times this icon will appear so that people have the possibility to search for information easily.

However, if you doubt any message you can copy it and search it in Google directly by pasting the text in the browser you use.



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