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Shiv Sena asks govt to take over Jet Airways        Congress releases list of six candidates for Delhi Lok Sabha seats        SP-BSP-RLD, an alliance of hearts rather than parties: Akhilesh        CM Nath regime intimidating officials: Shivraj Singh Chouhan        Bairstow and Warner lead Sunrisers to 9-wicket victory        Dhoni''s 84* goes in vain as RCB win 1-run thriller against CSK        Sri Lanka serial blasts : Seven arrested over multiple blasts        Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Iran        Serial blasts rip through Lanka on Easter Sunday: 228 dead, 450 injured        US confirms deaths of several Americans in Sri Lanka blasts        Pakistan deplores India''s decision to suspend cross-LoC trade        Multiple blasts likely to have "adverse impact" on Lankan tourism: tour operators        Kerala CM condemns terrorist attack in Sri Lanka        French Police detain over 120 people amid Yellow Vest rallies in Paris        Gunmen kill 2 in north Nigeria        Amit Shah: K Surendran represents believers all over world        Asking vote for those who insulted Ambedkar is stooping to new low: Yogi to Mayawati        Congress destroyed nation for last 60 years: Gadkari        Smith guides RR to five wicket win over Mumbai Indians        Iyer, Dhawan half centuries guide DC towards victory against Punjab        
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Business News
WhatsApp limits message forwarding to fight 'fake news'
 
San Francisco, Jan 22 (AFP) Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform WhatsApp has announced it was restricting how many times any given message can be forwarded in an effort to boost privacy and security.

In July, WhatsApp rolled out safeguards in India that included limiting the number of users to whom a message can be forwarded. It also ran newspaper ads to raise awareness about fake news.

That decision followed threats by the Indian government to take action after crazed mobs butchered more than 20 people accused of child kidnapping and other crimes in viral, widely-circulated WhatsApp messages.

WhatsApp said its latest move to extend the restrictions to all users came after a six-month review of user feedback.

"The forward limit significantly reduced forwarded messages around the world," read a company statement on Monday about a test run of the forwarding limit.

"Starting today, all users on the latest versions of WhatsApp can now forward to only five chats at once, which will help keep WhatsApp focused on private messaging with close contacts." Previously, users could forward any given message up to 20 times on the app.

"We'll continue to listen to user feedback about their experience, and over time, look for new ways of addressing viral content," the WhatsApp statement read.

Founded in 2009 and purchased by Facebook in 2014, WhatsApp said that in early 2018 it had more than 1.5 billion users who exchanged 65 billion messages per day.


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KERALA NEWS
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Sri Lanka serial blasts : Seven arrested over multiple blasts
 Colombo: The Sri Lankan government said on Sunday that seven people had been arrested over the multi
Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan arrives in Iran
US confirms deaths of several Americans in Sri Lanka blasts
French Police detain over 120 people amid Yellow Vest rallies in Paris
NATIONAL NEWS
Shiv Sena asks govt to take over Jet Airways
 Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Monday urged the NDA government to take over the temporarily grounded priva
Congress releases list of six candidates for Delhi Lok Sabha seats
SP-BSP-RLD, an alliance of hearts rather than parties: Akhilesh
CM Nath regime intimidating officials: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
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