According to WhatsApp, “Today, we’re launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone using WhatsApp. In India – where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world – we’ll also test a lower limit of 5 chats at once and we’ll remove the quick forward button next to media messages.”
Basically the messenger service will now be limiting how many messages can be forwarded at once, which hopefully will reduce the amount of spammy messages that users get, and also any misinformation. Of course this won’t curb the spreading of false information completely, but by limiting the number of messages sent at once, hopefully it will let other users point out to the sender that they might be sharing false information, in which they might then stop.
As WhatsApp notes, this is something that they’re testing out in India at the moment so if you’re not in India, you won’t see it for now.
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