Meta-owned WhatsApp is not adding a third blue tick as a feature to the messaging platform as per several reports circulating on the internet. The confirmation was made WABetaInfo, a service that tracks new features on the encrypted messenger.
Taking to Twitter, WABetaInfo confirmed that WhatsApp had no plans to add a third blue tick as a feature to detect screenshots, which was widely being reported by several online sources. “WhatsApp is NOT developing a third blue check to detect screenshot,” said WABetaInfo on Twitter.
WhatsApp is NOT developing a third blue check to detect screenshots: it's fake news.— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) December 27, 2021
It is pertinent to mention that several online sources have been reporting on the third blue tick for sometime now and most of them claimed that it will be used to detect chat screenshots taken on WhatsApp. However, the news has been confirmed as fake by WABetaInfo.
However, the company has been working to introduce several other improvements to the messaging application, including a new voice call and camera interface. WhatsApp recently started rolling out the business directory features for users in Sao Paulo as well and it will help users to look for nearby businesses from within the application.
Read more: WhatsApp Testing New Interface For Voice Calls.