WhatsApp Extends 5 Chat Forwarding Restriction Globally

Jan 2019 / robert_spaculus

WhatsApp Extends 5 Chat Forwarding Restriction Globally

WhatsApp globally limits forwarding messsages to five chats at a time. This practice is introduced in order to crack down the spread of rumours and fake news.

Recently, WhatsApp said that this move will surely keep the Facebook-owned entity more focused on private messaging only with close contacts.

Here is the official statement – “WhatsApp carefully evaluated this test and listened to user feedback over a six-month period. The forward limit significantly reduced forwarded messages around the world. Starting today, WhatsApp will be implementing this change, globally i.e. all users on the latest versions of WhatsApp can now forward to only five chats at once.”

Earlier, WhatsApp message forward limit for users was up to 20 chats — individual or group.

“The new change will continue to help keep WhatsApp focused on private messaging with close contacts,” company reportedly mentioned.

WhatsApp had said that it is working on preventing any actions due to violation of its terms of service. It also claimed that compared to any other markets in the world, India has the majority of users who forward more messages and videos.

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