Since 2018, WhatsApp notifies us when a message has been forwarded in a futile attempt to combat SPAM and ‘fake news’, a feature that was improved in 2019 by reporting if a message had been forwarded multiple times to avoid the viralization of bogus messages.

Any messages that we forward to our contacts will appear marked as “Forwarded” or “Forwarded multiple times”, letting our contacts know that someone has already sent us this message, photo, video or audio. Fortunately, there is another alternative method of forwarding a message on WhatsApp which ignores this advice.

Transfer pictures, videos, audios and files without the “Transferred” tip

If we receive a message with a picture, video, audio or file and we want to share it with our contacts and we don’t want the tip of “Forwarded” to skip, we don’t have to use the action “Forward” but rather the option “Share” and choose WhatsApp and the contacts or contacts to send to send this message. The sharing option escapes the tip of WhatsApp.

Another advantage of the ‘Share’ option is that you can edit before sending the image or video, in addition to adding a comment in the same message, which is not the case with the ‘Forward’ option, which transfers the original message as is.

In the forwarded messages, the sharing option disappears several times, so we already have to open this image or video from the gallery of our mobile to be able to share it from there to avoid it being marked as “Transferred”.

Forward SMS and links

For text messages and with links to websites, the “Share” option does not appear. Only the “Forward” and “Copy” options seem to share this message. To avoid the “Forwarded” tip, we must use the “Copy” option. Once the SMS has been copied, just go into the conversation and paste the text to share this message with our contact.

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