WhatsApp rolls out Forward Message Limit for Indian Users
On Wednesday, the instant messaging service WhatsApp rolls out the forward message limit to five chats for the Indian users while for the other countries the policies remains unchanged.
With the Indian government talking intense on WhatsApp’s inability to check the spread of fake and annoying content on its platform, messaging application WhatsApp rolled out message limit for over 200 million users in India.
This messaging application will now authorize a sending limit on all media, recordings, photographs which are shared on the platform. Now, if you try to forward the messages to a sixth person in one attempt, then the app indicates that a maximum of five recipient can be selected at a time.
In a blog post, social app revealed that Indian users forwards more messages, photographs and recordings in bulk in contrast to other nation. It is additionally the market where WhatsApp is confronting increasing investigation over mobile violence and lynching reports after deluding videos recordings goes viral on platform.
The Facebook owned messaging application in a letter to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeITY) had composed that it was stunned by the reports of violence in the nation and declared new strides to check the spread of misleading information.
“With the new changes, which it continue to evaluate will help keep WhatsApp the way it was designed to be: a private messaging application,” said Social 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,” said WhatsApp in an earlier statement.
Media reports surfaced for the current week, claiming the ‘Department of Telecommunications’ had approached Telecom company for ways to block social networking platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Telegram in case of threat to public order and national security.
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), anyhow, said the government should search for “more powerful” steps to control counterfeit news.