WhatsApp said on Tuesday it is rolling out a new feature that will let its users identify the messages that are forwarded, as the popular messaging app looks to combat fake news and false information in India. Users will need to have the latest supported version of WhatsApp on their phone to see the new forwarded label, the company said.

WhatsApp earlier in the day also unleashed a user awareness drive in the country after drawing flak from the Centre over fake and provocative messages being circulated on its platform. These messages have incited mob fury, triggering multiple cases of lynching across parts of India and, in turn, prompted the government to issue a stern warning to the company to clamp down on hoax messages.

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