WhatsApp had introduced few updates for its message forwarding feature for the users in India. Now the sender can send the forward message up to 5 recipients only. The forward feature was initially started in 2016 but now they are limiting this feature due to the huge amount of forwards of the message, photos, and videos.
WhatsApp is also removing the quick forward button next to media messages. All these changes introduced by WhatsApp are said to benefit user’s privacy and maintaining a good circle.
Today, we’re launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone using WhatsApp. In India – where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world – we’ll also test a lower limit of 5 chats at once and we’ll remove the quick forward button next to media messages. We believe that these changes – which we’ll continue to evaluate – will help keep WhatsApp the way it was designed to be: a private messaging app. We are deeply committed to your safety and privacy which is why WhatsApp is end-to-end encrypted, and we’ll continue to improve our app with features like this one.
As per the statement released by WhatsApp, all these changes will help them to evaluate and provide a better functionality.
Source – WhatsApp Blog