Could WhatsApp be about to kill spam?

Could WhatsApp be about to kill spam?

If you ever receive spam messages by WhatsApp, you’ll be glad to hear about the latest feature that is coming to the Facebook owned messaging app. It is a simple update but one which could prove quite effective.

WhatsApp will notify you if you receive a message that has been forwarded more than 25 times. Any time you receive such a message you’ll see a large warning in the chat bubble. According to the WhatsApp watchers on the wall, WABetaInfo, the new spam feature is currently in beta testing and will soon be available across the main versions of the app.

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Whenever you receive a message from an unknown contact WhatsApp already asks you if the message is spam and if so to report it. This new spam-warning feature shows that WhatsApp is taking spam seriously and are looking to get rid of it all together.

Have you ever received a spam message via WhatsApp?

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Via: WABetaInfo

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