The government had raised concerns about a fresh spate of fake messages and forwards pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic
Highly forwarded messages of WhatsApp have reduced 70 per cent after the company further limited the number of times people can send such messages, the firm has informed the Central government.
An official at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) confirmed they had been informed and said: “WhatsApp is saying that their limit of one per forward for viral messages has brought down the spread of such messages.”
Earlier this month, WhatsApp limited the number of times a frequently forwarded message can be sent further to only one chat at a time. This limit kicks in once a message has been previously forwarded five times or more.
First Published: Apr 26 2020 | 10:41 PM IST