Users of the popular messaging service WhatsApp can message up to five times can be forward. The service wants to reduce the spreading of false information theft.
WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, experimented for several months with the limit of the function to forward messages. In India is the spread of “misinformation and rumors” after a testing phase, firmly lowered as it sounds. The months prior to that, there were multiple reports of lynching after someone in with a false message of a crime accused.
Until now it was a WhatsAppgebruiker a particular message to 20 other people or groups forward. Also this was already a limitation: for, last summer, gold is still a maximum of more than 250.
The adjustment is done since the beginning of this week, by installing a new version of the app. Android users get first turn, then only the owners of an Apple device.
WhatsApp is with 1.5 billion users, the largest subsidiary of Facebook.