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WhatsApp’s Restrictions on Forwarded Messages Are Getting Tougher: Report

The feature to limit the sharing of WhatsApp forwarded messages is currently in beta testing on both Android and iOS.

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WhatsApp is constantly working on new features to enhance the user experience on its platform. Recently, the instant messaging app was seen experimenting with new features allowing users to get rid of WhatsApp’s forwarded messages. The corporation is now claimed to be working on eliminating the hassle of forwarded messages in group chats in order to prevent users from spreading false information. If you’re interested in learning more about how this new feature will work, continue reading.

On WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS, new restrictions are now available when forwarding forwarded messages to other group chats. It appears to be aimed at preventing users from forwarding messages to more than one group chat at a time. 

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Previously, the Meta-owned messaging app had a limit of five individual chats for sharing forwarded messages. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp users will be allowed to only forward one message to one group chat at a time with this update.

A screenshot has also been shared which shows forwarding forwarded messages to more than one group chat at a time is no longer possible, which is another way to reduce spam and misinformation. This means if you forward a message to a group chat, you can’t send it to other chats at the same time. 

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If you want to forward this message to more than one group chat, you’ll have to select it separately for each one. The new rules for forwarding messages only apply to messages that have already been forwarded. If you consider sending messages to even more than one chat at the same time a message will appear from WhatsApp stating that the forwarded message can be sent multiple times in the same group chat.

According to the report, the new restriction has already been rolled out to a select group of Android beta testers, but WhatsApp is now making the same restriction available to all users who download the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.8.11 update, and more people will be affected in the coming weeks.

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Komila Singh
Komila Singhhttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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