WhatsApp to Integrate in-app Browsing & Image search features
Last few months have seen WhatsApp testing and releasing a lot of features. Just like other companies, WhatsApp tests new features on its beta channel before releasing it to its users worldwide. The latest test that the company is testing is the in-app browser and reverse image search.
With the in-app browser, you will have the option to open web pages from within the WhatsApp app. With this feature, you will no longer have to leave WhatsApp before you can access a webpage. But when you are making use of this feature, you will not be able to take screenshots or record screen.
Another thing is that the app will notify users when they try to open a webpage that is harmful. And information from WABetainfo reveals that the browsing history will be unavailable when using the feature. This is mainly for people who are concerned about Facebook or WhatsApp seeing what they are browsing.
The reverse image search is another feature that WhatsApp is testing. The new feature will allow users to upload images they got via chatting to google so as to know if the image has appeared in a webpage before. With that, you can be able to know if the image is real or fake. This reverse image search can be helpful to countries like India where there is a high rate of online fake news on the platform.
These features are only available in the WhatsApp for Android’s beta app and they are not yet available to other users. For now, there is no information concerning when the features will be available to other users.