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WhatsApp Testing Feature to Stop ‘Frequently Forwarded’ Messages

Currently, WhatsApp has limited the forwards to a maximum of five in India

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In a bid to minimize fake news on its platform, WhatsApp is now testing a new feature within its Groups Settings to help users stop sending “Frequently Forwarded” messages.

The Facebook-owned platform is already working on two features that will help its over 1.5 billion users know how many times a message has been forwarded.

The “Forwarding Info” and “Frequently Forwarded” features are not available yet but WhatsApp is working on these features in its Beta update for Android, said wabetainfo.com that tracks WhatsApp updates.

Now, in the “2.19.97 beta update, WhatsApp is testing a new feature in groups that allows to choose to stop sending Frequently Forwarded Messages in the group,” it said.

The option will be available in Group Settings and only administrators can see and edit it.

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WhatsApp on a smartphone device. Pixabay

When the feature is enabled, nobody will be able to send a Frequently Forwarded message in the group.

A user can copy the Frequently Forwarded message and send it as a new message but this will slow the process.

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A message is Frequently Forwarded when it has been forwarded more than four times.

Currently, WhatsApp has limited the forwards to a maximum of five in India. (IANS)

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EaseMyTrip Announces Integration With WhatsApp to Book Flight Tickets

EaseMyTrip brings flight booking experience on WhatsApp

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) EaseMyTrip, domestic online travel company on Wednesday announced its integration on WhatsApp messenger to book flight tickets. Pixabay

EaseMyTrip, domestic online travel company on Wednesday announced its integration on WhatsApp messenger to book flight tickets.

The integration will allow customers to book flight tickets at competitive rates for their desired destination through WhatsApp itself.

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The collaboration of EaseMyTrip and WhatsApp is expected to bring about convenience to the customers. Wikimedia Commons

“As a part of our customer-centric approach, we have collaborated with Whatsapp-for-Business to come up with a technology solution in the form of EaseMyTrip Bot. This is especially convenient for customers who are on the move and short on time to explore multiple platforms in search of lowest fares & best deals,” Prashant Pitti, Whole-time Director, EaseMyTrip said in a statement.

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The collaboration is expected to bring about convenience to the customers, as they don’t even have to visit any website/app to book flight tickets; they just have to send a message on WhatsApp.

Moreover customer will keep receiving price drop or increase alert on their WhatsApp related to the flight they searched. (IANS)