Restrictions on forwarding messages to a maximum of five contacts on WhatsApp are not only valid in India, Indonesia or some countries. This feature update is now also valid on a global scale.
Initially, this feature was only valid in India, from the maximum sending of messages to 256 contacts, it immediately dropped to five contacts. While at the same time, globally only 20 contacts apply.
The effort was made to suppress the rampant hoax circulation in India to cause social unrest, even leading to murder.
WhatsApp said it had tested this feature in the past six months. According to WhatsApp, summarized from Fortune, Tuesday (1/22/2019), during the six-month trial period there was a dramatic decline in the number of messages.
This update will come first for Android users, then iOS users.