Whatsapp Forward to 1 Group Or Person Rules
WhatsApp's new policy to curb rumors: controlling forward message, 1 message can now be forwarded instead of 5 people at once.

Ahmedabad. Rumors circulating on social media that parallel the Corona epidemic are becoming an equally alarming crisis. WhatsApp changes its policy to prevent misinformation being spread among the people. WhatsApp has officially announced that now the message forwarding limit will be tightened.

Earlier, WhatsApp had changed the policy of Unlimited Forward to provision 5 people at a time. Now, in the case of the Corona crisis, there is more aggression. Accordingly the message can be forwarded to only one person at a time. By doing so, WhatsApp intends to control the speed of the message transmission.

WhatsApp said on Tuesday that to curb the spread of misinformation, it is announcing a new limit so frequently forwarded messages can only be forwarded to one chat at a time. WhatsApp said this limit kicks in once a message has been previously forwarded 5 times or more.

WhatsApp also said it is beta testing a feature to empower users to find out more information around forwarded messages.

That idea involves displaying a magnifying glass icon next to these frequently forwarded messages, giving users the option to send that message to a web search where they can find news results or other sources of information.

"Double-checking these messages before forwarding may help reduce the spread of rumors. This feature is currently in testing and we’ll keep you updated on next steps," WhatsApp said.

In January 2019 WhatsApp had announced limits on forwarded messages to constrain virality. It also introduced new privacy settings and an invite system to help users decide who can add them to groups.

WhatsApp said it bans two million accounts per month for attempting to send bulk or automated messages.