WhatsApp limits forwarding msgs to check rumours, fake news

WhatsApp limits forwarding msgs to check rumours, fake news
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New Delhi: WhatsApp on Friday announced curbs on its service in India including limiting forwarding messages to five chats at once.

In a statement, Whatsapp said it is launching a test to limit forwarding on the app.

In addition, it said it will “remove the quick forward button next to media messages.”

“We believe that these changes – which we’ll continue to evaluate – will help keep WhatsApp the way it was designed to be: a private messaging app,” the company said in a statement.

Whatsapp, which had added a feature to let people forward a message to multiple chats at once a few years ago, had earlier this month launched a ‘forward label’ to identify messages which are not original and have been forwarded.

“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 five chats at once and we’ll remove the quick forward button next to media messages,” it said. PTI