WhatsApp restricts a function in order to prevent the rapid spread of fake news. In future, a message can only be forwarded to five recipients. India pioneered the restriction after lynching.
WhatsApp restricts forwarding in the course of action against the spread of fake news. With the latest WhatsApp versions, a message can from now on only be sent to five recipients, said the Facebook subsidiary. The messenger service is concentrating on the private exchange of content with "close contacts". So far, a message could be forwarded to individual persons or groups up to 20 times.
The new version of WhatsApp should first be available for the Android system, followed by Apple devices with iOS.