No, WhatsApp is not planning to introduce a third blue checkmark to detect screenshots. The news is untrue, WaBetaInfo – the online platform that tracks upcoming WhatsApp features – said in a tweet.
Currently, WhatsApp uses two ticks to notify the sender that a message has been delivered to the intended recipient. These ticks turn blue after the recipient has read a specific message.
Rumors have been circulating on the internet that the platform may be working at the third tick to spot the screenshot. As ridiculous as it sounds, many people may have fallen in love with this news. However, WaBetaInfo in their Twitter post called it fake news. “WhatsApp has NOT developed a third blue check to detect screenshots: this is fake news,” the post reads. Currently, there is no way for users to know if another user has taken a screenshot of a WhatsApp chat or shared media.
Meanwhile, a new report suggested that WhatsApp users may soon be getting a new feature that will help them locate nearby businesses with ease. According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp could get a new section called Businesses Nearby.
As the name suggests, the new feature will let users easily search for businesses nearby by filtering them using a new interface. It will be helpful for users to search for hotels, groceries, apparel, and clothing, among others.
However, it’s not clear whether users will be able to order directly from WhatsApp or just be able to see the contact details, location, and other such information. It is already rolled out to some WhatsApp users in Sao Paulo. It is likely to be rolled out to more users in the future. This will include both iOS and Android users.