WhatsApp Messenger is imposing additional restrictions on how frequently a message can be shared on its platform in its latest effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19 related misinformation. The Facebook-owned instant messaging service reported that if any message is forwarded five or more times will now face a limit that will prevent a user from forwarding it to more than one chat (contact) at a time. Facebook is taking several measures in recent weeks as the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. WhatsApp is also testing a feature on the beta version of its Android app that gives users the ability to quickly navigate through the web with the text or video they have received for more context.
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WhatsApp introduces limit on message forwards to fight spread of misinformation
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