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WhatsApp puts new limits on forwarding messages

Tuesday 7 April 2020 | 10:47 CET | News
WhatsApp announced it's putting new restrictions on forwarding messages, in order to stem the flow of misinformation over the messaging app. It already flags messages that have been forwarded multiple times with double arrows. Once flagged as such, these messages can be forwarded only to one chat at a time, down from five previously. 

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Companies: WhatsApp
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