WhatsApp Puts A Limit To How Many Times You Forward A Viral Message

When fake news isn’t being forwarded helter-skelter, or when not being used to instigate inflammatory sentiments, WhatsApp is quite a nifty tool to have. It is great for mobilising, for communication, for being being in touch. While the good is really good, the bad is in a terrible need of containment. Hence WhatsApp, recently, through a blog post, addressed the issue of forwards.

Is all forwarding bad? Certainly not. We know many users forward helpful information, as well as funny videos, memes, and reflections or prayers they find meaningful. In recent weeks, people have also used WhatsApp to organize public moments of support for frontline health workers. However, we’ve seen a significant increase in the amount of forwarding which users have told us can feel overwhelming and can contribute to the spread of misinformation. We believe it’s important to slow the spread of these messages down to keep WhatsApp a place for personal conversation.

They added, that the social media portal – run by Facebook – is also directly working with non-profits and governments, including the World Health Organisation and over 20 national health ministries to help connect users with accurate information.



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