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According to WhatsApp, this makes the app "one of the few products that have taken steps to restrict virality and put limits on how people can send messages". The pandemic of the new coronavirus caused an increase in the sharing of dubious currents in the messenger, and the service has been used even more to deliver blows with the beginning of the quarantine.
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The forwarding restriction for just one contact applies to frequently shared messages. They are signaled by a double arrow next to the "forwarded" warning, and the stamp is assigned to texts that are passed on five or more times on WhatsApp. Meanwhile, the other messages remain subject to the forwarding limit for up to five contacts.
WhatsApp is also developing a text search tool for highly forwarded messages. When you receive a text message with the double arrow stamp, the app shows a magnifying glass to search directly on Google.
When touching the icon, the user is directed to the search engine, which should display results that allow checking the veracity of the content. The feature was spotted in tests on WhatsApp Beta in March, and was activated this Saturday (4) for users of the trial version to test it.
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