Last year WhatsApp restricted Indian users from forwarding more than five chats at once, after introduced an option to send or forward messages to multiple recipients, including groups instead of one user or a group at a time, back in 2016. Today it has announced it will be implementing this change, globally. This will continue help keep WhatsApp focused on private messaging with close contacts, believes the company.
The company said that it carefully evaluated this test and listened to user feedback over a six-month period, and the forward limit significantly reduced forwarded messages around the world. Last year it rolled out feature to indicate which messages you receive have been forwarded to you, to give a better idea and determine if your friend or relative wrote the message they sent or if it originally came from someone else.
Starting today, all users on the latest versions of WhatsApp can now forward to only five chats at once. It said that it will continue to listen to user feedback about their experience, and over time, look for new ways of addressing viral content.