WhatsApp Limits Forwarded Messages to Slow Spread of Misinformation

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Updated: 10/01/2023 by Sarojini Kandula | satyamwebdesign.com

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  • Who is WhatsApp?.
  • WhatsApp – Why This Matters
  • Why WhatsApp?
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WhatsApp Limits Forwarded Messages to Slow Spread of Misinformation.

WhatsApp Limits Forwarded Messages to Slow Spread of Misinformation.

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WhatsApp said limiting the use of a forward feature that allows users to forward messages also spread misinformation about

Popular Facebook-owned smartphone app WhatsApp has introduced stricter limits on messages.

Once a message has been forwarded from one user to another user more than five times.


I am coming to the point.

Anyone getting forward message now they can only be forwarded to one chat at a time.

Last year forwarded messages are already labelled with a double arrow.

Double arrow help users to know these messages are less personal and did not originate with a close contact.

This will help stop the spread of life-threatening misinformation from spreading, as well.

The WhatsApp team said that it has seen "a significant increase in the amount of forwarding which users have told us can feel overwhelming and can contribute to the spread of misinformation.

We believe it's important to the company to slow of these messages down and hopefully stop the transmission of such false information and keep WhatsApp for personal conversation like funny and positive use of forwarding.

1. 1.5 billion active users across 180 countries.

2. 500 million users daily.

3. More than 65 million messages sent each day.

4. 400 million users in India.

5. 2 million users in China.

Yes. WhatsApp has limited forwarded messages in the past.

Yes. 25 percent decrease in the number of message forwards globally.

This is another attempt & doing deliberately.

  • CAUTION: Google keeps a history for every search you do on the web while using Google's search engine. Google's search engine gives a lot of information.
  • STOP: annoying message forwards from the chat group (network).
  • USE: WhatsApp to stay in touch with close friends and family.

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