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Facebook rolls out forwarding limit on Messenger to fight fake news

By Cookie Monster - on 4 Sep 2020, 12:00am

Facebook rolls out forwarding limit on Messenger to fight fake news

Image source: Facebook

Facebook Messenger now has a forwarding limit for users. 

Facebook announces that this forwarding limit will only allow Messenger users to forward messages to five people or groups at a time. It believes the forwarding limit is another layer of protection for users as it minimises the spread of viral misinformation or harmful content. 

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, introduced a similar feature more than a year ago. Earlier this year, it placed a new limit on message forwarding to fight Covid-19 fake news. The new limit apparently helped to decrease the number of "highly forwarded" messages by 70% globally. Last month, WhatsApp rolled out a new feature for users to fact-check forwarded messages. 

Source: Facebook