These WhatsApp viral messages hit wall after forwarding limits introduced
WhatsApp claims that viral or ‘highly forwarded’ messages on the platform have been reduced by around 70 per cent since the app introduced new forwarding limits. The new measures were introduced at the beginning of April in response to the spread of coronavirus-related misinformation on the service. The new limit ensured that any message that has already been forwarded by five or more people can now only be forwarded to a single person or group.
WhatsApp Status Change
The platform is reportedly witnessing a massive surge in the European markers. However, according to WhatsApp tracker WABetainfo, the change has been rolled out in India which also happens to be WhatsApp’s largest market. WhatsApp’s siblings Instagram and Facebook has also seen a jump in usage. (Photo: Reuters)
WhatsApp Use To Fight Corona
The Facebook-owned platform is being used by several governments and organisations to spread awareness about coronavirus. India was one of the first countries to embrace the platform to launch an interactive-automated helpline number for the pandemic. Australia and UK are also providing the information through the platform. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already announced a similar tool to help inform users on the pandemic. (Photo: Reuters)