WhatsApp is planning to limit the ahead messages characteristic in a bid to fight misinformation and spam on the messaging platform. In line with the main points, WhatsApp will solely permit customers to ahead messages to a single group on its new beta model for Android and iOS.
In line with WABetaInfo, a service that tracks the encrypted messenger for brand spanking new options, states that WhatsApp customers will be capable of solely ahead messages to 1 group and they are going to be offered with a warning in the event that they attempt to ahead it a number of instances.
The characteristic is already accessible within the WhatsApp for iOS beta model 22.214.171.124 and WhatsApp for Android beta model 126.96.36.199. Nonetheless, this characteristic is just accessible to some beta testers and will likely be rolled out to extra customers within the coming weeks. The corporate is reportedly making this variation to fight misinformation and spam on the platform.
It’s pertinent to say that WhatsApp had already launched a characteristic that permits them to detect ahead messages on the platform. The encrypted messenger exhibits “forwarded” over the chat if the message has been forwarded as soon as, whereas the phrases “forwarded a number of instances” exhibits up over the chat if the message has been forwarded many instances.
Moreover, WhatsApp has additionally began rolling out the characteristic of group polls on the iOS beta model of their app. The characteristic permits customers to create a ballot in group chats and add as much as 12 doable choices as solutions. Nonetheless, the brand new characteristic remains to be in testing and it’ll take a while earlier than it rolls out globally.