A few years ago, WhatsApp rolled out a feature that allowed users to forward messages to each other. Just recently they introduced a special forwarded label (two front arrows) to indicate that a message has been forwarded and not originally composed by the sender.
To help prevent spamming and forwarding of fake news or information, WhatsApp previously set a limit for forwarded messages. WhatsApp users can only forward messages to five chats at a go. Now WhatsApp wants to introduce a control feature for forwarded messages.
The control feature allows users to double-check the forwarded messages by tapping a magnifying glass button next to the message. The forwarded messages will be uploaded to your device’s default browser where you can easily search the forwarded message to find news results and other information about the message you received.
According to WhatsApp developers, the message uploaded to the browser is not seen by WhatsApp as it is directly sent to the browser. Generally, forwarded messages like any other WhatsApp messages are shared in an encrypted form thus the company is not able to filter such messages, leaving the users to find out about the content of the messages by themselves.
The new WhatsApp feature will be rolled out in the US, UK, Spain, Mexico, Ireland, Italy, Brazil for those that will have the latest version of the app.