According to the website WaBetaInfo, which usually tests anticipation and corrects rumours, the change prevents messages that have already been forwarded to more than one group chat or contact.
For example: The person will only be able to forward content once (like news/photo/meme) that has already been shared the second time.
There is still no confirmation from WhatsApp on when the news will be released. But, if confirmed, it would be another step for the company to implement strategies to limit the spread of spam and fake news.
It is possible to see the phrase “Forwarded messages can only be sent to one chat group” on the screen issued by WaBetaInfo.
Traditionally, since communications on WhatsApp are encrypted (which prevents the company from accessing the chat), messages include a “counter” code of sorts. It helps to identify the frequency of sharing of content Application,
In the process, the company’s system identifies what circulates within it:
In this case it is estimated that the new rule limits this type of sending to a maximum of five conversations or groups — this Happening in Brazil from 2020, The novelty is that the function can be released for other countries.
- “Message forwarded multiple times”
The idea from the new test is that this type of content can only be retransmitted once.
These changes are noted in the beta versions below:
- 126.96.36.199 for iOS
- 188.8.131.52 for Android
Other changes that may come to the app
hey WhatsApp The emoji message could be the one to trigger reactions as well. According to WaBetaInfo, tests on it have already been discovered.
function of choice within groups, Instead of just using loose emoji in conversation, people will be able to express their feelings through reactions to messages, links, photos and videos in individual or group chats.
3. New design for WhatsApp Camera and the arrival of “community”
The camera is undergoing feature design changes, with a media selection interface (Photos, Videos, GIFs) under development. The test was already identified on iOS in February. This week they appeared on Android (beta version 184.108.40.206).
to activate the camera cell phone From WhatsApp, you need to select the camera symbol currently located in the center of the screen (next to “calls” and “conversations”). This space could pave the way for a new function called “community”.
For example, Transformation can be used to easily manage groups. However, it is not yet known what this management will look like. The hope is that it will be possible to divide the groups into categories: work, study, leisure, etc.
4. Two Languages
To expand the app’s reach in countries where it’s not yet so popular, WhatsApp has started testing with two new languages: Amharic (an Afro-Asiatic language) and Somali (the official language of Somalia), according to Wabetinfo. Is done. , Somaliland and Ethiopia).
If confirmed, WhatsApp will support over 40 different languages with the addition of languages.
*With text by Alain Alves