WhatsApp Update: WhatsApp limits forwarding messages to 5 chats
The spread of fake news on WhatsApp, Facebook, and other social media platforms became a main point of discussion last year. To stop spreading o fake news on its chat platform, WhatsApp started releasing ads to make users more aware and cautious towards the spread of misinformation.
One of the measures WhatsApp introduced to curb the spread of rumours was limit the forward feature to just five chats.
This feature was first started out to the Indian users in July last year, and now the company is taking it internationally. The forward limit will be released first to the Android users via an update this week, followed by the iPhone users.
WhatsApp says that the decision to limit forward messages to five chats has been taken globally after evaluating user feedback. Moving forward, all WhatsApp users on the latest version, no matter the platform, will only be able to forward messages to a maximum of five people at once. These changes come as part of WhatsApp's aim to maintain the image of a 'private messaging app' rather than one infamous for the spreading of fake news.