Highlights

  • Messages sent multiple times in bulk is a spam message
  • WhatsApp will notify you before forwarding such messages
  • Broadcasting a message will remain an option for sending legit messages

WhatsApp introduced a number of features last year and it seems it is not going to put an end to that streak this year also. A recent report claims that the firm may introduce feature to keep you away from spam messages.

According to a report by WABetaInfo, the Facebook-owned firm will empower its users to prevent spam messages in the new the beta update version 2.17.430. As mentioned the update is available for beta testers only and is not rolled out officially yet. The update will be available on both Android and iOS platform.

Spam are those messages that a user sends in bulk. Spam messages have become a serious concern these days. We receive various misleading messages via various groups on our Whatsapp from people we do not even know.

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The website said, “A spammer never sends spam messages to a single contact, but he is used to send them to multiple users, selecting them in his contacts list, picking these data from the Internet or from some registration services. These messages may content unwanted advertising and fake news, and they often invite you to forward the message to your contacts. So, he is used to forward one or multiple spam messages to multiple contacts using the Forward option in WhatsApp: for this reason WhatsApp is going to do something about messages that have been forwarded many times. When a message is forwarded a lot of times, WhatsApp informs the user about this.”

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But, if you are thinking that next time you will have to send Holi, Diwali and New Year wishes to each contact separately then you are wrong. You can still broadcast messages to your contacts as it allows you to send messages only to those who are in your contact list.

To recall, WABetaInfo also reported that WhatsApp has also introduced that “Demote as admin” option in a beat update recently.

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