WhatsApp is reportedly testing the ability to report suspicious status updates on its Beta desktop app
WhatsApp is said to be developing a new feature that will allow users to report any suspicious status updates on a PC or laptop using the Desktop app. The Meta-owned messaging service is testing a new feature for a future Desktop app update. WhatsApp now offers the ability to report suspicious or spam messages to the company to prevent the spread of spam and malicious content on the platform. However, with this new ability to report status update features, instant messaging apps will become even more secure.
According to WABetaInfo reportWhatsApp Desktop beta is developing a new feature that will allow users to report suspicious or malicious status updates, which appear to violate their policies. Terms of Service, to the company to be censored. The report suggests that users will be able to flag status updates right from the new menu in the status section, where there will be an option to report status updates.
After reporting, status updates will be forwarded to WhatsApp for the same censorship reasons as the reported messages. Notably, this reported status update will be end-to-end encrypted, as messages, voice calls, media, location sharing, calls, and status updates, are protected with end-to-end encryption. last, the report said. No one can access end-to-end encrypted content, not even WhatsApp or Meta.
The ability to report status updates for the Desktop beta is currently under development and is expected to be released in a future update. The feature is also expected to roll out to WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS in the future. However, there is no such confirmation.
Recently, WhatsApp for Desktop has also been detect is working on a new feature that will allow users to add a new layer of security by adding a new screen lock feature to the Desktop app. WhatsApp now offers password-activated access to users on Android as well as iOS, where users can set a PIN to open the app. Now, WhatsApp on desktop will also bring a similar feature that allows users to set up a password to limit unauthorized access when leaving the system.