The social media messaging giant is trying out a feature which will enable users to report an unsolicited messages and contacts, as reported by WABetaInfo. However, those filing a complaint will have to provide a “proof of misconduct”, i.e. they have to share recent chat messages as well.
The new feature, which is currently available on the apps Android version 184.108.40.206, will enable Android beta testers to report both private and regular WhatsApp contacts on the bases of harassment, violations of the guidelines, or spamming.
Unlike other social media apps which review complaints according to their community guidelines, WhatsApp users will be able to provide the evidence of misconduct so that the Facebook-owned messaging app could take appropriate action.
After filing the report the verification process will take some time, and factors such as how many users reported that account will also be taken into notice. Once the company ensures misconduct or violation of guidelines, the account will be blacklisted from the application.
The new reporting feature will also be available to iOS beta testers soon. However, the official roll-out to regular users is yet to be announced.
WhatsApp is trying to make the user experience better with every update, earlier the messaging giant introduced a disappearing messaging feature on its platform that would enable users to get there disappeared after seven days of sharing.