WhatsApp Restrict Forwarding Feature : Will Soon Be Available Worldwide: WhatsApp continues to fight the fake news and chain letters. In the future, the number of contacts to which you can forward a message or link will be limited to five. WhatsApp responds to the increasing spam that spreads in Messenger.WhatsApp has introduced a new rule that goes in the same direction as the flag forwarding message introduced some time ago. While it was still possible for users to send messages, links or pictures to many or even all contacts in the address book at the same time, this feature is now definitely limited.
In the future, messages should only be forwarded to five people at the same time. This is reported by the blog WABetaInfo. The new restrictions have a sad background.
In India, the limit to forward messages to only five people maximum has been active for some time. There had been more problems with fake news and even subsequent violent crimes.
In India alone, 31 people have apparently been murdered in the past decade, after rumors that were previously invented by WhatsApp have been spread, according to the Economic Times India.
That’s why there was a special regulation for the Asian country. In all other countries of the world forwarding to 20 contacts were possible. Now WhatsApp makes it over.
As the developers of Messengers announced in a blog entry, this is the messenger again a step back to what he was actually developed for: “One private messaging app that people love.”