Who says, it gonna be easy? No one ever did! Whatsapp is still trying and fight hard to curb fake news especially in India -where Fake news sharing on Whatsapp have done more harm than any other chatting app, and that is Whatsapp biggest market also.
According to Whatsapp blog post, soon enough, they will officially launch a feature that will automatically limit forwarding that will apply to everyone using WhatsApp. But it is getting more serious in India -where forwarding of messaging is mostly done at large.
At first, we can easily forward messages to hundreds of people, groups and many more but today, will now only be able to forward messages to 20 contacts at a time while Indians can only do 5 of that at a time.
In the blog post update, Whatsapp mentioned that they will remove the shortcut quick button for forwarding messages that appears next to images and video. According to them;
“Today, we’re launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone using WhatsApp. In India – where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world – we’ll also test a lower limit of 5 chats at once and we’ll remove the quick forward button next to media messages.”
Spreading of misinformation has killed a lot of people, caused heavy disaster especially in India, recall the nationwide spree of some 30 lynchings of people suspected to be kidnappers, they blamed Whatsapp, but in real life, Indians were to be blamed.
Right now, Whatsapp is fighting in its biggest market, trying to retain the Number one in the world and India with almost 200million users and at the same time, trying to please and meet the requirements of India government. If the the government should repeat what happened before -shutting down internet, then it might be the fate of Whatsapp.
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