COVID 19: WhatsApp has taken a big decision regarding the rumor being spread about the coronavirus on WhatsApp and social media. WhatsApp has limited message forwarding. WhatsApp users will now be able to forward a message to only one user at a time. Earlier there was a facility to forward five messages to one person at a time, although this feature will be active only after one update.
In fact, all kinds of fake news are being shared on social media about Coronavirus, which is a challenge for companies like Twitter, Google, and Facebook. Keeping this in mind, Facebook-owned company WhatsApp has set a new limit for message forwarding, according to which you can forward a message to only one person at a time.
Earlier, Facebook has also taken such a decision to curb fake news on its platform. At the same time, Google is also flagging fake news. Apart from this, the micro-blogging site Twitter is also filtering to prevent fake news.
This decision of WhatsApp is getting much praise. It is said that this decision of the company is welcome. This will definitely prevent fake news. Let us know that there are more than two billion active users of WhatsApp all over the world, whereas in India more than 400 million people use WhatsApp.
WhatsApp’s new limit on frequently forwarded messages aimed at combating spread of fake news, misinformation amid COVID-19 pandemic
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 7, 2020