WhatsApp tests a new feature to curb spread of misinformation, check details inside

HomeIn-FocusWhatsApp tests a new feature to curb spread of misinformation, check details inside

With an aim to curb the spread of misinformation through WhatsApp, the instant messaging app owned by Meta, is reportedly testing a new feature. According to a report, WhatsApp is planning to put a limit to the number of times a forwarded message can be shared in chat.

Currently, WhatsApp allows users on Android and iOS to send forwarded messages to up to five users at a time.

The rumoured feature, reported by WABetaInfo who found it on WhatsApp Beta version 2.22.7.2 for Android last month. It is also claimed that the feature is being tested out on beta versions of the iOS app.

The reported development has come soon after WhatsApp announced new features to make the voice message experience on WhatsApp better.

If comes into the effect, users will not be able to share the messages marked as forwarded to more than one group chat at a time. An alert will pop-up, if WhatsApp users will try to send the same message to more than one group.

If the message needs to be sent to more than one chat group, WhatsApp users will need to do it by manually selecting it and send it for each individual group.

The reported feature by WhatsApp is expected to come into effect soon.

WhatsApp keep updating various features to offer a smooth and hassle free experience to its users. Recently, it introduced more options to control their messages and how long they stick around, with default disappearing messages and multiple durations.

WhatsApp users have the option to turn on disappearing messages by default for all new chats. When enabled, all new one-on-one chats you or another person start will be set to disappear at your chosen duration, and WhatsApp has also added a new option when creating a group chat that lets you turn it on for groups you create. This new feature is optional and does not change or delete any of your existing chats.

Also, Read Here: Why WhatsApp banned 14.26 lakh Indian accounts in February?

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