Three years after limiting the number of messages users can forward at once in Brazil, WhatsApp is planning to roll out this feature globally. The function, which is currently in beta, will be released in a future update.

According to WABetaInfo, this forward limit is already available with beta version 22.7.0.76 of WhatsApp for iOS. As you can see on the screenshot below, the app will start limiting the ability to forward forwarded messages to prevent spam and misinformation.

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As of now, this feature will only apply to already forwarded messages. If you’re the owner of the message, you’ll be able to send it to everyone you want.

With this new limitation, WhatsApp users will only be able to forward one forwarded message at a time. In Brazil, the app also differentiates a message forwarded once from one message forwarded multiple times – the former can be shared with up to five chats while the latter can only be forwarded once.

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