The new development is aimed to reduce the spread of viral misinformation and curb the circulation of fake news through the messaging platform.More news: Grizzlies' Morant scoops NBA Rookie of Year award
Starting this week, Messenger users will notice new limits that prevent them from forwarding content to as many people as they wish. Later the social media giant extended that feature for frequently forwarded messages to one person or group at a time. If users forward messages to more than five people or groups at a time, this new feature will warn users like it has been reached the "forwarding limit".
This feature was first hinted at in March when it was being tested internally, but now Facebook has started rolling out the forwarding limit on Messenger. "Limiting forwarding is an effective way to slow the spread of viral misinformation and harmful content that has the potential to cause real world harm", he said.More news: US job growth loses speed as fiscal stimulus ebbs
The forward limit feature had come just before the United States and New Zealand elections to be held in the coming months. In such a situation, full proof preparation is being done by Facebook before the elections, so that fake news can be curbed. A message label named "Frequently Forwarded" was added in Messenger past year and it decreased the limit of frequently forwarded messages to only one person or group. Also, some new privacy features have been added to the Messenger app, which will support Android devices.
Taking a leaf out of WhatsApp's book, Facebook Messenger is now imposing a forwarding limit on its platform.More news: Rajasthan Health Department caps rates for COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals