In 2019, WhatsApp implemented in Brazil a tool that prevented the mass sharing of messages – making the user have to limit the number of forwards to five at a time.
Now, with the aim of preventing the sharing of false and misleading information, the messenger will take the functionality to other parts of the world. According to WABetaInfo, the feature is present in the beta version 22.214.171.124 of WhatsApp for iOS.
With this, there will be a limit on the capacity of forwarding messages. For now, sending is restricted to texts received from other people only. If users are the owners of the messages, you can send them to as many people as you want.
As already happens here, the messenger will also start to differentiate messages that have been forwarded once from those that have been sent several times – limiting the first one to just five contacts and the second one to just one at a time.
But in addition to this functionality, 9to5Google found that WhatsApp will replace the camera tab with a Communities feature.
The function of this new tab will be to gather the groups in which the user is inserted. That way, any community created by the person or added to it will appear there.
This is a way that the messenger found to, for example, give more control of communities to group administrators.
Other new WhatsApp features
But in addition to the above, the messenger is about to bring new voice features to the app. In addition to different speeds for audio playback, users will be able to listen to the message before sending it.
Playing outside of chat should also make its way to the messenger’s mobile app – a feature that is already available in the web version.
Pausing or resuming a recording will allow you to interrupt a voice message and then resume it whenever you want. This will be useful for those who need to prepare what they are going to say or who simply got interrupted in the middle of the message.
Currently, with the possibility of speeding up incoming audio, many have wondered when this would be possible with forwarded voice messages. Apparently, WhatsApp has heard this and should bring the news soon.
It is not yet known when these changes will be available to everyone. However, knowing the WhatsApp update history, this should happen soon.