WhatsApp is currently one of the most popular cross-platform messaging application. Recently, the company has been working on various new features to curb the spreading of misleading news on the app. WhatsApp recently started notifying users if the message has been forwarded. Now, they are working on a new feature which will also notify users if the message has been forwarded too many times.
According to a report by Indianexpress.com, the feature is currently rolling out slowly and it is available only to a few people. The feature will soon be rolled out to everyone via the stable version of the application for both Android as well as iOS.
A WhatsApp spokesperson told Indianexpress.com, “We’ve recently introduced an update to our forwarded message label that helps people identify when they’ve received messages that were previously forwarded several times, such as a chain message. These highly forwarded messages will be marked with a double arrow icon and users will receive a notification when they are forwarding such a message.”
If any message or media has been forwarded more than five times, a notification saying “This message will be marked as forwarded many times,” appears. It will also have a double arrow indicating too many forwards. However, the app will still not tell how many times the message has been forwarded.
On the contrary, WABetaInfo has recently reported that the Facebook-owned company is working on bringing a Forwarded info option to WhatsApp beta for Android, which will tell how many times the message has been forwarded. However, this feature will take time to arrive on the stable version of the app.