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There's A New Whatsapp Feature That's Causing Mayhem In Group Chats

By Darragh Berry

July 20, 2018 at 2:20pm

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No matter how many group chats you're in on Whatsapp (and there's quite a few) you're always going to have that main one.

You know the one, where plans are made, videos are shared and the all-round craic is had.

When you find a good video or joke - or rather steal it from another chat - you want to be first in to post it on your main group chat.

But a new feature unveiled by Whatsapp means that it will now show everyone in the group when a message has been forwarded.

So you'll no longer get away with saying that you found the video or you came up with the joke.

Unless you go to all the trouble of saving it on your phone and reposting it in the other group chat but effort of that.

As well as this, people who like to send the late night, 'Hey x' message need to be careful or their 5 potential lovers might be whittled down to none.

In a blog post, WhatsApp said that: "We're launching a test to limit forwarding that will apply to everyone using WhatsApp."

"In India - where people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world - we'll also test a lower limit of 5 chats at once and we'll remove the quick forward button next to media messages."

Next step would be to unveil who the messages were also sent to, now that would cause mayhem.

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