WhatsApp working on feature to let users report status updates: Details here


WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new feature that will give users the ability to report status updates on desktop beta. According to WABetaInfo, the new feature will allow users to report status updates within a new menu in the Status section. If users spot any suspicious status update that may violate the terms of service, they will be able to report it to the moderation team with the new option.

Similar to reporting messages, status updates will be forwarded to the company for moderation reasons so they can see if a violation has occurred. However, this feature does not break end-to-end encryption.

No one, not even WhatsApp and Meta, can see the contents of users’ messages and listen to their private calls, but it is important for the company to bring a report option to keep the platform and users safe. The report states that the ability to report status updates is under development and will be released in a future update of WhatsApp Desktop Beta.

Meanwhile, last month, the messaging platform rolled out a new feature for some beta testers that allows users to view profile photos within group chats on desktop.

WhatsApp recently banned over 37 lakh ‘bad’ accounts in India in the month of November in compliance with the new IT Rules 2021, which is being amended to put more responsibilities on the social media platform.

The company said that between November 1 and November 31, 3,716,000 WhatsApp accounts were banned and of these, 990,000 accounts were actively banned before any reports from users.

The messaging platform, which has over 400 million users in the country, received 946 complaint reports in November in the country, and recorded 74 ‘action taken’.

According to WhatsApp spokesperson, “As per IT Rules 2021, we have published our report for the month of November 2022. As recorded in the latest monthly report, WhatsApp banned more than 3.7 million accounts in the month of November.” has been put in.”

Under the advanced IT Rules 2021, major digital and social media platforms with more than 5 million users will have to publish monthly compliance reports.


With inputs from IANS.

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