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The measures come after India sent false messages that led to violent lynching.

The popular WhatsApp chat application has in its latest version, both for iOS (Apple) and for Android, a new automatic feature that alerts if the message you sent came from another chat , and the same thing in reverse.

The word ‘forwarded’ or ‘forwarded’ will appear on the message sent to you if it is configured in English. On the other hand, there will now be a limit to the number of users and groups that can forward a message to you at the same time.

“A few years ago we added a function that allows you to forward a message to multiple chats at the same time, today we are launching a test to limit the re-routing that will be applied to all those who use WhatsApp,” says the blog of the company.

The forwarded message will appear at the top of the screen.
The forwarded message will appear at the top of the screen.

But what is the

As announced by the company itself is a measure to fight against false news that arrive via message.

These measures come after in India, the country that according to the courier company is the most active country in WhatsApp, false messages were forwarded that ended in violent lynchings.

In India, there have been numerous cases of people who received false messages warning them about suspected criminals or rapists in their area, and people have responded with blows and lynchings to innocent people.

“In India, where people send more messages, photos and videos than any other country in the world, we will also try a lower limit of five chats at a time and eliminate the fast forward button next to multimedia messages,” the company said.

WhatsApp does not clarify what restrictions would apply outside of India, but CNN and other media indicate that they would limit themselves to forwarding messages up to 20 chats.

14 things that can go up in price in the US because of the trade war Trump started with China


The industry in the US uses steel and aluminum so prices could be impacted, although the government warned that the cost will be laughable. But the government said it would impose tariffs on auto parts and foreign parts. Many manufacturers are opposed to these measures. For example, General Motors warned the Commerce Department that the measure “threatens to undermine GM’s competitiveness against foreign producers” by raising the cost of imported components. Some expert forecasts indicate that even cars assembled in the US could go up at least $ 1,260.

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The cost of aluminum for beer cans, according to Trump’s trade secretary Wilbur Ross, would increase minimally. But there are those who warn that this would cost the beer industry millions in the US annually.

3Canned in general

Like beers, soups, sodas and other canned foods could be affected by 25% levies on imported aluminum.

4Manufacture and agricultural machinery

In addition to metals, a large part of the import levies reach industrial and agricultural machinery and engines, which is why a vast manufacturing and agricultural sector in the US will increase its production chain. In the agricultural world, agricultural machinery, poultry incubators and other elements will be taxed and this could translate into increases in final prices.


China is the largest toy exporter in the world and from there comes the vast majority of them to the US. The Toy Association and industry in general in the US believe that tariffs will cause prices to rise in an industry hit by the recent closure of the giant Toys R Us chain, which filed for bankruptcy weeks ago.

6Washing machines

In January Trump announced that it would tax the washing machines. The measure helped the US Whirlpool, a company that complained about foreign competitors, but according to a report in The Wall Street Journal washing machine prices on average had skyrocketed by 17% in recent months, so consumers could be affected

8Home appliances

While there are technology products that were left out of the list published this July 6, to avoid the direct massive impact on consumers, appliances in general, such as dishwashers, some types of refrigerators, and others will be affected. “With the current tariffs against China will undermine the benefits of tax reform and raise prices for a wide range of products as diverse as toolkits, batteries, remote controls, USB memories and thermostat,” says the National Federation of Retailers in a statement.

9Medical equipment

The sector that produces medical devices expressed concern about the imposition of tariffs. These tariffs on imported products also affect parts of devices and technological products used in the field of health, many of them manufactured by American companies such as X-rays, scanners, tomographs, monitoring systems and breathing devices, among others.


Many products included in the list are pieces of technological products such as PCs and this could eventually raise prices on these as well. In addition, if the Trump government complies with all its threats of encumbrances, many of them focused on products that China is suspected of stole intellectual property, the technology and communication articles could be direct targets in the new packages of liens that Trump will announce .

12Grains and nuts

Among the new merchandise that could go up are corn, rice, including wholemeal and Basmati, almonds, beans and a large number of nuts, such as pistachios.


Americans could also see how the purchase bill goes up by buying apples, bananas, coconuts, pineapples, oranges, pears and peaches. This second batch of affected products is a reprisal from the Trump government for Beijing’s response to the first customs duties imposed by Washington.

14Vegetables and veggies

According to the office of the US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, the final list of goods that will be subject to tariffs must be ready within two months. If this new levy finally comes into force, the price will increase for onions, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, truffles, sweet corn and frozen potatoes.

15House products

Other goods for which the consumer will have to pay more are a large number of household products such as toilet paper, bamboo furniture, refrigerators, air conditioners, dryers or vacuum cleaners.


In the last list of possible products that can be affected by tariffs, there are also products such as suitcases and bags. But some leather accessories and belts, gloves for skiing or baseball can also increase in price,

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