Facebook in a blog post today announced a new forward limit feature for Facebook Messenger. so messages can only be forwarded to five people or groups at a time. ( similar to Whatsapp ).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 says Facebook.
Controlling misinformation is very important at this time of COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Facebook Messenger also provides Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Hub gives people access to up-to-date information and resources designed to help them stay safe.
Earlier this year Facebook introduced features like safety notifications, two-factor authentication, and easier ways to block and report unwanted messages. This new feature provides yet another layer of protection by limiting the spread of viral misinformation or harmful content