Say Goodbye to Annoying Broadcast Messages on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has started rolling out a feature that will indicate to users which messages they receive were forwarded by as is the sender.

Seen by Android beta users last month, the new WhatsApp feature essentially adds a ‘Forwarded’ label to all the forwarded WhatsApp messages you receive to help you determine if your contacts have written the message they sent or if it was originally created by someone else.

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Finally, a forwarded WhatsApp message will include an indicator that marks it as forwarded. This may seem like a small move for the messaging platform, but this move is potentially one that will make a big difference in the way people spread information, especially wrong information over the app.

In a blog post, WhatsApp encouraged its users to think before sharing messages that were forwarded. As a reminder, you can report spam or block a contact in one tap.

How do I Get The Update?

Update your WhatsApp to the latest on google play store or itunes store.

The question is, will this feature help the platform battle the spread of fake news?

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18 thoughts on “Say Goodbye to Annoying Broadcast Messages on WhatsApp

  1. I don’t think it’ll stop the spread of fake news, in my view, it’ll only help you determine which message your contact composed by him/herself. But I believe it’s a good one, I won’t have to waste my time on reading forwarded msgs

  2. It will help to ignore some messages.
    I don’t even have time to read those forwarded messages. I do delete them without reading it.

  3. Its not new to me. I always know which messages are forwarded and it won’t reduce the spread of fake news cos Nigerians can believe rubbish.

  4. The truth remains if the person do copy and paste, it won’t mark it. It only mark even important message that you sent by clicking the forwarding icon on your WhatsApp. So it solved nothing

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