In a blog post, Whatsapp has announced that from now, users will be allowed to forward only 5 messages - This can be forwarded to 5 groups, or 5 users.
This is certainly not a good news for foreign companies who are offering their services in India - A new form of tax can be soon charged by them, by the Indian Govt.
When social media giant Facebook gets involved in an incidence regarding a massive data leak affecting 87 million users, shared with a British data analytics company Cambridge Analytica, it is natural for users to lose sleep on this topic.
In their latest salvo, Jio has announced that JioPhone will now have Google Maps as well, and this is a warning bell for Android.
In the last 24 hours, two very important things have happened: Whatsapp has rolled out their forward message label for all users, and published full page advertisements across leading newspapers to create more awareness.
This new feature will not send any information to any external servers, and will check the authenticity of the link shared via their internal database.
It seems Whatsapp is indeed serious about this activity, and they have taken some concrete steps to solve this major social problem. Will it work?
In a strongly worded letter addressed to WhatsApp, Ministry of Electronics and IT has asked WhatsApp to make sure that such fake, hateful messages are not spread. Or in other words, Whatsapp should stop this.
The popular social messaging platform has been facing tough competition from Telegram messaging app, which is famous for massive groups and its group-centric features.
Currently with over a dozen of them operating in the Indian digital space, WhatsApp has a huge advantage over the others with its massive user base. WhatsApp Payments will be going against some of the top-performing digital payments…