WhatsApp latest software update on iPhone restricts forwarding capabilities to just 5 chats in one click. This addiction or you can call it limited update didn’t actually stop people from forwarding messages rather it minimize the number to 5 people/chats at once instead of the previous unlimited forwarding.
This development was first announced back in July 2018, following reports of fake news causing communal tension in certain parts of India. With the new updated version 2.18.81, messages that comes ends with treating words like “send to 20 people within the next one minute or you will have bad week” will be minimized from now on as only five people will be able to receive it on one click.
IPhone latest whatsapp version also removes the quick forwarding shortcut that previously appeared besides media messages on iPhone. These changes come as part of WhatsApp’s aim to maintain the image of a ‘private messaging app’ rather than one infamous for the spreading of fake news.
These features are now available on the stable version of WhatsApp for iOS after days of testing. Users can update WhatsApp from the Apple App Store. Also, their is no word on when it will be available for Android users but hopefully, it will be available soon.