WhatsApp brings major changes to ‘forwarding’ and ‘View Once’. Details here

WhatsApp has introduced several new features to curb the spread of fake news and unwarranted messages for its strong 400 million user base in India. With end-to-end encryption already in place since 2016, WhatsApp is now adding more features that will limit some of its existing features. The Meta-owned instant messaging app has been accused of spreading fake news in India and having failed to stop the menace. Now with the improved guidelines WhatsApp aim to correct itself in India.

Although, some of the features already existed in WhatsApp while it has added some important changes in the form of ‘Forward Limits’, ‘Limits for Viral Messages’, ‘Message level Reporting’, ‘Disappearing Messages’ and ‘View Once’, etc. 

Here are the new guidelines introduced by WhatsApp in India:

Two-Step verification 

We recommend users to add an extra layer of security to their WhatsApp account by enabling a Two-Step Verification feature which requires a six-digit PIN when resetting and verifying your WhatsApp account, in the event of your SIM card being stolen or your phone being compromised.

Lock your WhatsApp with Touch ID or Face ID 

WhatsApp offers its users the ability to add another layer of security to their accounts with Touch ID and Face ID for iPhone, and Fingerprint lock for Android.

Forward limits 

We have set a limit on forwarding messages to just five…

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