WhatsApp to limit sharing of frequently forwarded messages to only one chat at a time

Published: Apr 07, 2020, 13:36 IST | PTI | Mumbai

The introduction of the new feature comes at a time when WhatsApp is being actively used by people to stay connected amid lockdowns globally

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WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to share frequently forwarded messages to only one chat at a time, in a bid to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news through its platform amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the Facebook-owned platform has been battling the menace of spread of fake news through its platform, the introduction of the new feature comes at a time when WhatsApp is being actively used by people to stay connected amid lockdowns globally.

The latest move from WhatsApp comes at a time when countries across the world are initiating new measures to tackle the spread of rumours and fake news on social media platforms.

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