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Know how the WhatsApp forwarded messages work. A hidden flag is available in the messages that keep track of how many times it has been forwarded.

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps. You must be using WhatsApp to stay connected with your friends, colleagues, and others. It has always rolled out new features to enhance the users’ experience. Recently, it has rolled out a new color in notifications for beta users.

You must be using WhatsApp forward messages for forwarding the messages but do you know how it works? Today I am explaining to you about WhatsApp forwarding works. Read this post till the end to know more about this.

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WhatsApp forward messages works & limit

Users were able to forward messages up to 20 chats simultaneously a long time ago. However, the disadvantage of forwarding messages to 20 chats is that the fake news was forwarded most quickly. To stop or reduce the spreading the fake news WhatsApp has decided to set new limitations on forwarding messages in India. The new limitations of forward messages have rolled out worldwide after a few months.

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The forward message limit was set up to the 5 chats simultaneously. Users can only forward messages up to 5 chats at a time. When the same message is forwarded 5 times that means it is frequently forwarded. WhatsApp identifies the frequently forwarded messages with the double arrow icon. The frequently forwarded messages can be only forwarded to 1 chat at a time, as per WABetaInfo reports.

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Now, most of the users are thinking that if the forwarded or frequently forwarded messages are end-to-end encrypted then how the WhatsApp know? The message contains a hidden flag that keeps track of how many times it has been forwarded. You can’t see that hidden flag.

You don’t have to worry the hidden flag doesn’t keep track of who was the previous sender. This flag is just a counter that increases whenever you forward the message. So there is no chance of a trace.

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Notes:

  • The Value of the forwarding counter in the message info. But WhatsApp has removed this feature some time ago.
  • Even if the message is frequently forwarded, it is not a confirmation that it’s real: you have to pay more attention if the message is frequently forwarded because it might contain wrong information that went viral, WABetaInfo reports.
  • If a text message is frequently forwarded then you can quickly search it on the web to verify if it’s real or not. You have to tap on the search shortcut on WhatsApp for Android and iOS to verify those messages.

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