Facebook Messenger users will soon no longer be able to forward a message to more than five people

Reading time icon 1 min. read

Readers help support MSPoweruser. When you make a purchase using links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Tooltip Icon

Read the affiliate disclosure page to find out how can you help MSPoweruser effortlessly and without spending any money. Read more

In what seems to be a move to discourage the spreading of misinformation, Facebook is currently working on a new feature for its Messenger app. The new feature will limit users’ ability to forward a message to five people.

Facebook already added a similar feature to WhatsApp back in 2018. The Facebook-owned company also added a forward label to forwarded messages to make people aware of what they are reading.

That said, we don’t know whether we’ll get a similar forwarded label in Facebook Messenger. Nevertheless, the message forwarding limitation is a much-needed feature.

According to reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, the feature is currently in the developmental phase, which means that it may take a while to make the message forwarding feature become available for the public.

More about the topics: facebook, facebook messenger, fake news, Message forwarding limitations, misinformation