WhatsApp to limit forwarded messages to contain COVID-19 Misinformation


WhatsApp announced it was reducing the number of chats a “highly-forwarded” message can be forwarded to limit the spread of harmful misinformation around the Coronavirus.
Once a message is labelled “highly forwarded” with the double arrow icon, it will only be possible to forward that message to one WhatsApp chat at a time as opposed to five as previously.
With billions of people in isolation from each other due to COVID-19, more than ever, people all over the world are relying on WhatsApp to communicate with their extended families, doctors, teachers and friends during this crisis. Whatsapp has been a crucial – and positive – way for people to stay connected at this difficult time.