About forwarding limits

You can forward a message with up to five chats at one time. If a message has already been forwarded, you can forward it to up to five chats, including a maximum of one group.
Messages forwarded through a chain of five or more chats, meaning it’s at least five forwards away from its original sender, have a
icon and "Forwarded many times" label displayed. These messages—which are five forwards away from their original senders—can only be forwarded to one chat at a time. This helps keep conversations on WhatsApp intimate and personal. This also helps slow down the spread of rumors, viral messages, and fake news.
Forwarded messages are end-to-end encrypted
Forwarded messages contain a counter that keeps track of how many times a message is forwarded. For your privacy, WhatsApp doesn't know how many times a message is forwarded and can't see the content of any of your messages in end-to-end encrypted chats.
Learn more about end-to-end encryption in this article.
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