WhatsApp and the Last Changes
The bid of WhatsApp on cutting the viral messages that are circulating on the platform by announcing an extra limit earlier in this month has begun to pay off already. On Monday, this Facebook-owned service said that a spread of highly forwarded messages delivered on WhatsApp had decreased by 70 percent across the glove in weeks after presenting a new restriction earlier of this month.
It was one of the greatest changes in WhatsApp that it made earlier this month. The change was that – the users could send those frequently forwarded SMS that they get to one person only, or a group at a time. Previously, the limit was five persons. This restriction has been rolled out worldwide to the users.
Reduction of the Highly-forwarded Messages
A spokesperson, in a statement, said that they had introduced a limit to sharing all those highly forwarded messages to a single person, and they had made the change recently. Currently, the number of forwarded messages has reduced to 70% on WhatsApp.
In 2018, WhatsApp introduced a similar limit. It inhibited its users from forwarding messages to more than five people or groups. When the service was announcing the new restriction this month, it said that the message forwards on the service reduced by 25% worldwide. The spokesperson also said that the change was assisting in keeping the app a place for private and personal conversion, and it was dedicated to doing their part to handle those viral messages.
New Delhi asked this service as well as other social and messaging firms to take proper steps to control the deceptive viral phenomena on the platforms about the novel COVID-19 as this is the most recent issue.
Earlier this month, this app mentioned that it had noticed a remarkable rise in the number of forwarding messages these days.