WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Meta, is reportedly developing a new 'report status update' feature for its Android beta version. This feature is designed to report any status updates that violate the company's Terms of Service on Android phones. The feature is also being tested for a future update of the desktop app. The report status update feature will not compromise the existing end-to-end encryption on status updates.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is currently developing a feature that will allow users to report suspicious or malicious status updates that appear to violate their Terms of Service. Once the status update is reported, it will be forwarded to the company for moderation. There will be a new 'report' option in the status section, which users can click on to flag the unwanted status update. To ensure privacy, the reported status update will remain end-to-end encrypted, just like messages, voice calls, media, and location sharing. This means that the content cannot be accessed by any third party, including WhatsApp or Meta.
The feature is expected to improve the user experience by allowing users to quickly and easily report any status updates that violate the Terms of Service. It will also help WhatsApp and Meta better moderate the platform and ensure that users only view content that is appropriate. In the past, the company has also introduced features such as improved privacy settings, dark mode, and the ability to delete sent messages. All of these features are designed to improve the user experience and ensure that users can enjoy a safe and secure platform.