WhatsApp is seeing a sharp drop in the number of forwarded messages

WhatsApp service started betting to reduce the spread of messages circulating on its platform by introducing an additional limit earlier this month and it has already paid off, and the Facebook-owned service said Monday that the spread of forwarded messages sent via WhatsApp has decreased by 70 percent at the level The world in a matter of weeks, after the introduction of new restrictions earlier this month.

The service had made one of the biggest changes to its core feature, and then said that users on its platform can now send messages, frequently forwarded they receive, to only one person or group at a time, instead of five, and this restriction was applied globally to users WhatsApp, 2 billion users, on April 7.

The service first introduced a similar threshold in 2018, when it restricted users from forwarding a message to more than five people or groups at once, and WhatsApp said during the announcement of the new restriction earlier this month that forwarded messages had dropped 25 percent on World level in two years.

Zoom app flies high despite ban in some countries

The developer of the video conferencing application, Zoom, has announced that the application’s user base has grown by 50% to 300 million users in the past three weeks, while the company seeks to respond to the violent response to security and safety, which has prompted many governments and companies to block the application.

Zoom shares – which have quadrupled since the company turned into a public company in March of last year – rose 12% to a record $ 168.24 on Thursday.

The shutdown caused by the outbreak of the newly created coronary virus (COVID-19) has led to a massive increase in the demand of millions of users around the world for video conference applications, such as (Zoom), Skype and (Teams) Teams from Microsoft.

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