WhatsApp’s seen a major reduction in viral messages since it TechCrunch. The spread of “highly forwarded” messages on the service has dropped by 70% globally, a spokesperson told the site.on message forwarding earlier this month, according to
The Facebook-owned service pushed back against misinformation linked to theby introducing friction into the message forwarding process — if you get a message that’s been forwarded more than five times, you can only forward it to one chat at a time.
Prior to that tweak, you could send such messages to five chats at a time — thewas added last year after in India were linked to false information that spread on the app.
WhatsApp didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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