WhatsApp limits forwarded messages so they can only be sent once to a group chat

Christina d'souza
Christina d'souza
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WhatsApp is working on an option that will prevent users from forwarding the same message to several chat groups within the application simultaneously, so they can only share it in a single chat of this type.

With the launch of the new WhatsApp beta for Android update, the application has introduced a new limitation when forwarding messages, since it will change the usual procedure for this action, as verified by WABetaInfo.

With this update, the forwarding of messages has been limited again, since from this portal they have verified that now a message can only be sent exclusively to a group.

A necessary measure

Once this message has been marked as forwarded, it is no longer possible to send it to more than one group at a time. Users who attempt to do so will see a message stating “Forwarded messages can only be sent to a single group chat”.

From WABetaInfo they have reported that if users need to forward this message to more than one group chat, they must go back to the message itself, select it and send it individually to another chat with several participants.

This happens because it is no longer possible to select several group chats during the first message forwarding, once the message has been selected and the arrow has been pressed to share it with other contacts.

This restriction modifies the measure implemented by WhatsApp in 2020 when a new limit was introduced for forwarded messages in order to combat the spread of fake news and disinformation.

Until then, it was possible to share a message with up to 20 contacts. However, as a result of that measure, the application is only allowed to share a message once per chat or group.

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