In a bid to prevent its users from being taken advantage of by devious persons using phishing techniques, popular messaging app WhatsApp is testing a new security feature. The new feature will detect “suspicious link” when it is sent to a user. WhatsApp has reportedly confirmed that the feature was being tested. “To protect your privacy, these checks take place entirely on your device, and because of end-to-end encryption WhatsApp can’t see the content of your messages,” Sunday Express reported.
To gauge user response, WhatsApp usually puts new features in beta initially. The feature will put a red tab above “suspicious link” to alert the user.
An image of the functionality in use has been released. This feature may help protect the user from hack.