Facebook Messenger limits forwarding

Facebook is limiting forwarding on Messenger in a bid to stop the spread of viral misinformation.

Just like WhatsApp, it is capping forwarding of messages to a maximum of five people or groups at a time.

“Limiting forwarding is an effective way to slow the spread of viral misinformation and harmful content that has the potential to cause real world harm,” wrote Jay Sullivan, Director of Product Management, Messenger Privacy and Safety in a blog post.