"If you don't forward this to 7 friends, you'll be unlucky for the rest of the day." The mythical WhatsApp messages that make me block people left and right. However, it is not just these messages that will make WhatsApp block message forwarding.
This new measure that is beginning to be imposed on users in Europe is intended to slow down spam and fake news in the messaging application.
Facebook – owner of WhatsApp – has long reported that they are putting in place measures to curb Fake News sharing through their applications and projects. Facebook and Instagram have begun to look more at who pays to sponsor an article on their social networks.
WhatsApp brings functionality to combat fake news
In WhatsApp, WhatsApp's way of slowing down the sharing of fake news was to block the forwarding of messages to more than 5 people. That is, users will be able to forward a message to 5 contacts but no more.
When will this feature come to your WhatsApp?
There are no dates for the release of the new feature for all users of the messaging app yet. We only know that this feature has already begun to be tried by some users and will soon appear as an update to all devices with this application.
So this is the end of current messages. At least messages you have to forward to more than 5 people. In short, if all applications (including Facebook Messenger) did something like that, it would be a relief to my mailbox. Besides, that would be a good way to fight the Fake News.
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