WhatsApp has now officially limit forward messages to five chats only. The social media users worldwide can no longer forward a message to more than 5 people at once.
WhatsApp introduced this restriction to curb fake news on the messaging app. The spread of fake news onWhatsApp, Facebook, and other social media platforms has become alarming. To curb this problem, the social media app now limits forward messages to five chats only.
Here is the official statement on this new development:
We have carefully evaluated this test and listened to user feedback over a six-month period. The forward limit significantly reduced forwarded messages around the world. Starting today, all users on the latest versions of WhatsApp can now forward to only five chats at once, which will help keep WhatsApp focused on private messaging with close contacts. We’ll continue to listen to user feedback about their experience, and over time, look for new ways of addressing viral content.”
UpdatingWhatsApp to the latest version will enable this restriction, and it’s a welcome start measure to combat the spread of fake news via the messaging platform.
However, this development is not new to the Indians, because it had rolled out this restriction over there since July last year. The forward limit is now newly introduced globally today.
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