Whatsapp new update: WhatsApp vs spam! Meta-owned platform to restrict users from sending forward messages to more than one group chat

WhatsApp is often coming up with updates and new features to upgrade its performance. Now recently the messaging platform enabled a new policy which restricts forwarding of forwarded messages to group chats.

According to reports, the instant messaging platform has come up with fresh rules to restrict forwarding of all messages to just one group at a time in order to limit spamming contacts. The restrictions have been enabled on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS for Android 2.22.7.2 and iPhone 22.7.0.76.

A screenshot shared by
WABetaInfothe alert on the screen reads “Forwarded messages can only be sent to one group chat,” while trying to forward a message which was received as a forward.

In case a user wants to forward the message to more groups than one, they will need to follow the process of selecting the text and forwarding it to the chat each time they wish to forward it, as it can no longer be sent to multiple selected chats

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In 2019, Meta-owned WhatsApp had already put a limit to messages being forwarded by users on the platform to five chats at once. The restriction was imposed to tackle the growing spread of fake news and spam on the messaging app. Several negative elements were using the platform to spread rumours, lies and propaganda, creating unrest and a feeling of scare amongst people.

According to reports, the new restrictions limiting the forwarding of messages to one chat has been rolled out to some Android beta testers and will soon be available for all by default after the new WhatsApp update drops.

WhatsApp already has several tools to identify forward messages and keep the users informed. For example, if a message gets forwarded more than four times on the platform, WhatsApp marks it as ‘frequently forwarded’, alerting the receiver of the status of the message.

OnePlus 9RT, Buds Z2 Finally Released In India: Check Price, Features

OnePlus Winter Edition Launch

The tech brand OnePlus on Friday launched 9RT 5G smartphone and Buds Z2, as an extension of its performance-oriented R series and the OnePlus TWS portfolio, respectively in India.

OnePlus 9RT 5G features a customized 6.62-inch E4 OLED flat display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate (increased to 600Hz while gaming), 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage, and multiple-display technology.

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For the gaming community, the OnePlus 9RT is a perfect fit with Tri-eSport Wi-Fi Antennas with Adaptive Switch, to provide an uninterrupted Wi-Fi experience, which is core to an excellent smartphone experience.

High-Performing Hardware

To effectively mitigate the heat generated by the high-performance hardware, the OnePlus 9RT 5G features an extensive three-level heat dissipation mechanism to keep the overall system cool and breezy.

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