WhatsApp limits message forwarding for all users

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WhatsApp limits message forwarding for all users globally to 5 recipients.

The instant messaging service has imposed a limit on the number of people that a user can forward a message to.

Months ago, after rumours spread via Whatsapp and led to killings and lynching attempts in India, Facebook implemented a restriction for users in that country. That same restriction is now being extended to all Whatsapp users around the world.

As such, from today, a message cannot be forwarded to more than 5 recipients.

WhatsApp limits message forwarding globally

WhatsApp says rhe new global limit is to curb “misinformation and rumors”.

“We’re imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today,” Victoria Grand, vice president for policy and communications at WhatsApp, said today at an event in the Indonesian capital.

Previously, a WhatsApp user could forward a message to 20 individuals or groups.


One comment

  1. Good move.

    However, of wouldn’t surprise me one bit if one of these Modded Whatsapp like GBWhatsalp make a mockery of that limitation in their next update.

    Should be a piece of cake.

    After all, things like Deletion of Messages have been successfully tinkered with..

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