forwarding messages in Facebook Messenger
Facebook has decided to reduce the number of forwarded messages in Messenger to prevent the spread of rumors and misinformation about the new novel Coronavirus epidemic.
For this purpose, the company is testing a new feature in Messenger under which a user will not be able to send a message to more than 5 people, to make the spread of rumors more difficult.
This feature has not yet been introduced, but Facebook has confirmed that it is being tested within the company.
A similar feature was introduced in the WhatsApp last year, under which users cannot forward a message more than 5 times.
In chat apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, users can easily send information to countless people, so they often go viral with rumors and misinformation.
Revealing this new feature, Twitter user Jane Manchun Wong, who announced the new features of various apps in advance, explained on Twitter how this feature will work.
A Facebook spokesperson also confirmed the feature, saying it was aimed at preventing the spread of misinformation, especially focusing on fake news and advice regarding the current Coronavirus epidemic.
The spokesperson said that we are doing our best to prevent fake news regarding code 19 on our halt forms, for which various options such as limiting the number of forwarded messages are also being considered, however, this feature is currently not available. In preparation.
Earlier, an information hub on Coronavirus was also introduced on Facebook Messenger.
The purpose of this information hub is to prevent the spread of false information online.
A statement from Messenger said the hub will provide users with the means to help them communicate with their friends, family, office mates, students, teachers, and others during quarantine at home.
Similarly, Facebook Messenger has introduced a program for governments around the world and the World Health Organization to provide timely information about the coronavirus to the public.
Under this program, messenger developers will be facilitated in developing apps and chatbots by connecting with government agencies, so that people can be informed about the latest epidemic situation, answers to the questions in their minds, and others. ۔
Pakistan is one of the first countries to join this new Facebook Messenger program and has introduced a chatbot.
Facebook said in a blog post that Argentina, UNICEF, and Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health have started using Messenger to share code 19 information.
By visiting this link you can get various information regarding Coronavirus in Pakistan.
Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health, said in reference to the program, “Facebook’s support for the global coronavirus crisis is very important in raising public awareness and providing important medical tips to the citizens, with the help of Messenger. We will be able to provide authoritative information to those who want to know the latest information about the coronavirus while also helping to keep the helpline open for more important cases.
WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, has introduced the WhatsApp Corona Virus patch on its website to bring authentic information about the Coronavirus to as many people as possible, where people can get accurate information about the fast-spreading epidemic around the world. Access to information is guaranteed.
Introduced by WhatsApp, the Coronavirus information feature has been introduced not only in collaboration with global health organizations but also to ensure that accurate information is provided in this feature. Also worked with
But at the same time, the World Health Organization has introduced a health alert or chatbot to provide accurate information to millions of WhatsApp users, providing statistics, answers to various questions, and other information.
For this purpose, save +41 79 893 1892 in phone contact and message hi on it, a menu will open in front of you, in which the required information can be obtained through various emojis.
Earlier, on March 19, Facebook announced the launch of the Corona Virus Information Center at the top of the newsfeed.