WhatsApp has started rolling out the Frequently Forwarded messages label on both iOS as well as Android users apps to let users know if the message they have received has been forwarded over five times. This new update is available for all the users who are on the latest version of WhatsApp.
"We have recently introduced an update to our forwarded message label that helps people identify when they have received messages that were previously forwarded several times, such as a chain message. These highly forwarded messages will be marked with a double arrow icon and users will receive a notice when they are forwarding such a message," said WhatsApp spokesperson.
The activeness of the feature can be checked by sending a forwarded message to another user. WhatsApp will alert you with the “forwarded many times” label if the message has been forwarded multiple times previously. However the exact number of times that it has been forwarded would remain encrypted and not available to end-users.