For a few years -2018 to be exact- the WhatsApp application implemented a function to let the user know that the text message they had just received in a chat window had been forwarded. In other words, it comes from another conversation and not from the one you are having with the contact of that chat.
Forward a message on WhatsApp
What can this do for us? Pues to check if someone has forwarded one of our messages, either in a private conversation or in a group chat. This function alerts you to this and when, for example, you receive a message that has been forwarded from another chat. Taking into account that the message that goes viral and begins to be forwarded from one user to another is the basis of scams and scams by WhatsApp, This forwarding alert function is used to prevent a malicious chain of messages.
But, as usually happens in these things, every function has a way of being avoided, because since it was released there is a way to send a WhatsApp message avoiding that it appears marked as forwarded. And it’s a really simple trick using app tools that have been implemented for years: the Copy and Paste function and the Share button.
Cut and paste a text message
Within any chat you have on WhatsApp, try press and hold on a text message. It will appear highlighted, and a series of icons will open either just above the message or at the top of the chat window. Depending on the version of the app / brand of the mobile, either the icon of two overlapping squares appears -copy-, or you will have to click vertical three dots icon located in the upper right corner of the window so that it appears the Copy option.
Once you have the message copied, just go to the text window, hold down the hole and WhatsApp will give us the option to paste the text copied. When you click to send, the message will not appear as forwarded, since we have not used that function, but it will come out as if we had written it. A forwarded message without appearing as such, as you can see in the screenshot above with the ‘Ok’ text.
Share by WhatsApp
If what you want is to forward the typical funny video, a meme or any other multimedia element that is not a text message, then you do the same:
- Hold down about the content and the menu will appear. tools
- Hit the lines and dots button forming an arrow to the left -the button Share or Share.
- Choose the chat with whom you want to share that content
- Click on the button Submit
- That chosen chat will receive the content you’ve shared without the Forwarded tag.