The WhatsApp workforce has beforehand taken steps to fight misinformation in its messaging app, equivalent to marking often forwarded messages accordingly.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen extra misinformation unfold amongst customers although, and WhatsApp has now introduced that it’s introducing extra ahead limits to often forwarded messages.
“We are now introducing a limit so that these messages can only be forwarded to one chat at a time,” the corporate wrote on its weblog. This appears like you’ll be able to nonetheless ahead these missives to many contacts, however that you just’ll must hit the “forward” button every time you need to ship it to a chat.
The information comes nearly two years after WhatsApp first carried out limits on message forwarding. Back then, the Facebook-owned firm restricted message forwarding to a most of 5 contacts in a single go. So clearly the workforce is cracking down in an excellent greater manner.
WhatsApp advised TechCrunch that the change shall be rolling out worldwide in the present day, though it’s unclear if it is a server-side change or if it requires an app replace. We’ve additionally requested WhatApp for extra info and can replace the article if/once they get again to us.
Received a forwarded message and unsure if it’s a hoax? Then you’ll be able to fact-check it through WhatsApp’s fact-checking companions. Check out this record of contacts for the fact-checking contact in your area.