WhatsApp made changes to the message forward limit on Tuesday to rein in the fake news related to the Coronavirus. Now users will be able to share a message only on one chat at a time. Earlier there was a facility to send a message to five people at a time. This limit will be especially for those messages which have already been forwarded five or more times.
Forward message shares will come down by 25%
Meaning now only one chat can be sent at a time. A double tick will appear on WhatsApp with a forward-forward message. WhatsApp says that earlier there was a limit of sending only 5 forwarded messages to 5 people. But now this limit has been unified which will reduce the forward message share by 25%.
Message forward recorded 40% increase during Coronavirus
Recently, there was information from WhatsApp to introduce search options for its users to check the authenticity of forwarding messages, in which a user can search through WhatsApp to find out if the news is true or fake. According to a report, there has been a 40% increase in forwarding WhatsApp messages due to lockdown.
21 days lockdown issued
As everyone knows the whole world is currently under lockdown due to COVID-19 i.e. Coronavirus epidemic, 21 days lockdown is in force in India these days too. In such a situation when everyone is locked in their homes, the attitude of people to connect with the outside world has increased online. Also, WhatsApp has seen an increase in forwarding messages.