As we all know how fastly any fake news spread nowadays, especially WhatsApp Messages is well-known for spreading rumors. To combat this issue in 2019, WhatsApp had limited forwarding messages to five chats at once.
A year later, Whatsapp further lowered this limit to just one conversation. It reduced the number of unwanted memes and good morning messages on the platform. But now, WhatsApp is looking to restrict the forwarding of all messages to just one group chat.
As spotted by WABetaInfo in v188.8.131.52 of WhatsApp beta for Android, users are shown a warning — “Forwarded messages can only be sent to one group chat” — whenever they try to forward a regular message to more than one group conversation.
“Forwarded Messages can only be sent to one group chat”
So if you are trying to forward a message with a forwarded label on it, it will no longer be possible to forward it to more than one group chat at a time. If you wish to go forward to more than one group chat, you will have to select the message and forward it again.
Previously, WhatsApp had introduced a limit so that these messages could only be forwarded to one chat at a time.
This also helps slow down the spread of rumors, viral messages, and fake news. The feature is currently being tested and it is being rolled out to certain beta testers and it’s going to be enabled for everyone in the next few days.