WhatsApp allows you to block frequently forwarded messages in groups

WhatsApp allows you to block frequently forwarded messages in groups  WhatsApp is now testing a new feature within its Groups Settings to help users stop sending “Frequently Forwarded” messages.

WhatsApp allows you to block frequently forwarded messages in groups

WhatsApp allows you to block frequently forwarded messages in groups WhatsApp will soon let you block frequently forwarded messages in a group chat. The feature is only available to administrators, and will reportedly be accessible via group settings as per the report of WABetaInfo.

The new WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.97 update has been spotted with a new feature which will prevent sending Frequently Forwarded Messages in groups. 

WhatsApp is already working on two features that will help it’s over 1.5 billion users know how many times a message has been forwarded.

The “Forwarding Info” and “Frequently Forwarded” features are not available yet but WhatsApp is working on these features in its Beta update for Android, as per the report of WABetaInfo.

WhatsApp updates, the next beta version of WhatsApp for Android comes with a new setting in groups that allow users to block “frequently forwarded” messages in a group.

How does WhatsApp’s new privacy feature work?

WhatsApp allows you to block frequently forwarded messages in groups

WhatsApp allows you to block frequently forwarded messages in groups

Image: WABetaInfo

# The new privacy setting will be visible only to group admins who can choose to block messages that come with frequently forwarded messages label.

# With the feature activated, none of the members in a WhatsApp group will be able to send such messages.

# The feature may help WhatsApp stop spread of misinformation but it’s not completely foolproof.

# The option will be available in Group Settings and only administrators can see and edit it.

# When the feature is enabled, nobody will be able to send a Frequently Forwarded message in the group.

# For instance, a user can simply copy and paste a “frequently forwarded” message and send it as a new message but this will slow the process.

# The “frequently forwarded” message label will appear when a message has been forwarded more than four times. Currently, WhatsApp allows one to forward a message up to five chats.

# The latest update comes shortly after WhatsApp rolled out a new privacy feature for its group users.

# Now, users can prevent others from adding them t a group without their consent.

# WhatsApp also gives the flexibility to change it to “nobody”, “my contacts”, and “everyone.”

Notably

A message is ‘Frequently Forwarded’ when it has been forwarded more than four times.

Currently, WhatsApp has limited the forwards to a maximum of five in India, which is gradually rolling out to other countries as well.

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