WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps worldwide. The shareability of any messages on this app is huge compared to any other apps. WhatsApp Users Can Send Forwarded Messages One Contact.
Message Sharing On WhatsApp:
You can share unlimited messages on this app. This increases the share of misinformation too. The Facebook app was criticized over the sharing of wrong and fake information. To overcome this problem, WhatsApp has decreased the frequency of forwarded messages to one contact.
WhatsApp is going to launch the ‘decreased frequency of forwarded messages’ in its new update. With the new update, WhatsApp is trying to eliminate the circulation of wrong information which has no legitimate source.
WhatsApp Forwarded Messages Have Increased:
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the number of forwarded messages has increased. Earlier, users were allowed to share forwarded messages to five contacts. But the spread of coronavirus, the spread of fake information will add fuel to fire.
WHO Chatbot: Dedicatedly Made For WhatsApp
To prevent the spread of fake news, WhatsApp has received a chatbot from WHO(World Health Organization). This chatbot will give regular updates to users about coronavirus. Similarly, Government has also launched a chatbot for coronavirus, named MyGov Corona Helpdesk.
These chatbots will help prevent the spread of fake news about pandemic all around the world.
WhatsApp Verifying Forwarded Messages:
WhatsApp is trying out all possible ways to curb the spread of fake news and misinformation. The Facebook-owned app is currently verifying forwarded messages feature which will allow the users to check the credibility and authenticity of the forwarded messages.
WhatsApp has not revealed any official statement regarding the launch of the feature. However, it is expected that the feature will be rolled out soon.
WhatsApp Users Can Send Forwarded Messages One Contact:
As of now, the Facebook-owned app will let the users send multiple times forwarded messages to one contact only to curb the spread of misinformation related to Coronavirus.