1 min read.Updated: 09 Aug 2019, 10:46 PM ISTLivemint( with inputs from IANS )
Boomerang feature allows users to endlessly loop a video backwards and forwards, almost like a GIF
It is not clear when the feature would roll out for users
San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp is now working to bring Instagram's popular Boomerang feature for iOS devices.
According to WABetaInfo, a website that tracks WhatsApp updates, the popular messaging platform is working on a Boomerang-style feature for iOS, but the functionality could land on Android devices as well.
Boomerang feature on Instagram currently allows users to endlessly loop a video backwards and forwards, almost like a GIF.
WABetaInfo added that feature that would land on WhatsApp would be similar and would allow users to loop a part of any video that is less than seven seconds in length.
It was however, not clear when the feature would roll out for users.
WhatsApp recently rolled out the frequently forwarded messages feature on both, Android as well as iOS versions of the app, to let users know if the message they have received has been forwarded over five times.
This feature is available for all the users who are on the latest version of WhatsApp.
This feature is in addition to WhatsApp's 'forwarded' label for messages which was introduced last year. WhatsApp has been testing it since April this year.
WhatsApp has been trying to curb the spread of fake news since it came in the government's radar last year for several cases of mob lynching. Mob lynchings triggered by false incendiary messages in India, WhatsApp’s biggest market with more than 200 million users, led to authorities calling for steps to prevent the circulation of false texts and provocative content. It also caused a public relations nightmare.
With inputs from IANS.
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