WhatsApp for Android Starts Labelling Forwarded Messages

has received a new beta version (2.18.179) that starts labelling messages that you forward to your s. There is specifically a ‘Forwarded‘ label that will be added to all your forwarded messages. This helps to create a distinction between the forwarded messages and original messages. The label will be added to the forwarded message on both the recipient‘s and sender‘s. The latest change emerges days after a launched in beta to let Android users hide or show the media content from their gallery. That feature was accompanied by a new s shortcut that made it easy for WhatsApp beta users to add a new .

To see the newly added ‘Forwarded‘ label, you just need to select and forward one of the messages available within another WhatsApp chat. The label will appear right on top of the forwarded message. Notably, there isn‘t any option to disable the label. This means that you won‘t be able to remove the label from the messages you forward to your s.

The move may help make dent in the circulation of forwarded messages and spam, apart from helping better identify forwarded messages. The label on forwarded messages was first in February as a ‘Forwarded Message‘.

As the Forwarded label is initially available for beta testing, you can experience its presence by downloading the WhatsApp beta version on your Android device. It is through the beta programme or in an form via APK Mirror.