WhatsApp has tightened its limits on message forward in an attempt to curb the spread of misinformation.
The latest measure will restrict users sharing forwarded content to only one chat at a time.
WhatsApp noted a ‘significant increase’ in the amount of forwards since the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.
Over two billion people across the world use WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging service.
“We’ve 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,” WhatsApp said.
“We believe it’s important to slow the spread of these messages down to keep WhatsApp a place for personal conversation.”
Since last year, users have been able to forward a message to only five individuals or groups at once, down from an earlier limit of 20.Tags: