Messenger is also following the path of WhatsApp. The message can be forwarded to five people at once, not more.
The move is aimed at avoiding misleading misinformation and rushing into fake news. This rule came into effect on WhatsApp in 2016. As a result of this new rule in Messenger, no message can be sent to more than five accounts at a time.
According to Joy Sullivan, Director of Product Management at Messenger Security and Privacy in India, limiting forwarding can prevent misinformation from going viral. This method was first tested by Facebook in March. But now this rule is going to be brought for everyone. Although some countries currently have this new messenger rule, it could take effect around the world by September 24.