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July 20, 2018 07:53
WhatsApp Curbs Forwarding Messages to Five Users

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The instant messaging application, in order to handle outspread of fake information on its platform, on Thursday proclaimed that users can forward messages to only five people at once.

WhatsApp had said that it was testing a forwarding limit that will apply to all users. "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 5 chats at once and we'll remove the quick forward button next to media messages," the private messaging app said in a blog post.

The messaging app which is owned by social network Facebook believes that these modifications will aid keep WhatsApp the way it was planned to be: a private messaging app.

The communications on the platform are said to be end-to-end encrypted. Lately on July 10, WhatsApp began specifying with a label, whether messages a user accepts were forwarded from someone. This new update is an add-on to the changes made to forwarding, in an endeavor to control fake news and spread of rumors.

By Sowmya Sangam

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