WhatsApp's new message forwarding features shows up in latest Android beta

The two features will not only help rid yourself of the annoying forwarded messages, it will also help your shield from misinformation.

Last month, we learnt about WhatsApp working on two new features – Forwarding Info and Frequently Forwarded Message. While the Forwarding Info feature shows how many times a message has been forwarded, Frequently Forwarded Message option lets you decide if you want to receive messages in your group chat that are frequently forwarded around (like the Good Morning messages).

WhatsApps new message forwarding features shows up in latest Android beta

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Now, according to WhatsApp tester WABetaInfo, the two features have been rolled out to the latest version of the Android Beta (v2.19.97). This means, the feature may soon be available to the public version of the app as well.

Notably though, the Frequently Forwarded Message is apparently still under development and may take a little longer to roll out. Reportedly, when it does, the feature will show up in the Group Chat settings.

This is what the Frequently Forwarded Message feature will look like. Image: WABetaInfo

This is what the Frequently Forwarded Message feature will look like. Image: WABetaInfo

When the feature is enabled, nobody will be able to send frequently forwarded message to your group. Although, anybody can still copy and paste these messages to your group, except the lock will make the process longer for them.

As of now, the feature is only being tested on Android, and there is no news on its test or rollout to iOS version yet.

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