The Corona virus outbreak poses many challenges for technology-oriented companies, and this is not much different for Facebook. The social media giant continues to fight against misinformation that is spreading daily on the platform. The last step taken by the company to prevent panic hit Facebook Messenger .
Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong caught up with Instagram’s new feature on Instagram for the lost posts last week. This time, Wong has found that Facebook has changed the Messenger application by limiting the number of people who can forward the message in one go. This new feature developed by Facebook is similar to the speed bumps on the roads. Because with this limitation, it will slow down users to spread wrong information every minute.
According to Wong’s reviews, the message gets blocked in the fifth when trying to be sent to more than one person, and Facebook warns the user about the limitation with a pop-up notification. This means that Facebook will not allow a user to forward to more than 5 friends or groups when they try to send any information that has not been confirmed or confirmed to others.
Facebook may have adopted this approach from WhatsApp. Because this feature was first tried as a restriction technique in the number of people whose messages were sent in the popular chat application. As a result, there was a significant drop in the spread of false information.
The Corona virus continues to risk the health of millions of people around the world, and the digital technology industries are also affected. Misinformation can become more dangerous with the Corona virus. Facebook continues to play its role successfully, and continues to cooperate with governments, emergency organizations and small businesses.
The message forwarding limitation in Messenger is still in the testing phase and it is unclear when it will be available.