WhatsApp has reduced the limit on frequently forwarded messages to help slow down misinformation on COVID-19.
WhatsApp is often forwarded restrict chat messages to one time in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 misinformation. WhatsApp highlights the often forwarded messages that have been shared five times or more. WhatsApp is also working on a feature that allows users to verify the message is forwarded.
WhatsApp has launched a new feature for the message that is forwarded, a famous source of misinformation online. The boundaries of the latest update frequently forwarded send a message to one chat at a time. Messages are often forwarded double checkmark over on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp previously let users send messages are often forwarded to up to live chat. This led to a 25% reduction in people send messages forwarded to the platform, said WhatsApp.
New feature to verify forwarded messages
WhatsApp is also testing a feature that allows users to verify the message is forwarded on the web. These messages will have the magnifying glass icon at the top gives users the option to verify them on the web. This feature is currently available in a beta version of WhatsApp for Android and iOS. It will be available to all users immediately.
This WhatsApp COVID-19 effort
WhatsApp said recent changes to these features come as part of the company’s efforts to curb misinformation about COVID-19. WhatsApp has also launched information hub coronavirus and donated $ 1 million for the services of fact-checking. It also partnered with the Indian government and the state government to launch COVID-19 chatbots WhatsApp.