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    How to forward messages with WhatsApp

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    Martí Micolau
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    Like forwarding messages with WhatsApp, the popular messaging service WhatsApp makes it really easy to forward a message to one of your contacts or in a group. In this article you will find the procedure for forwarding WhatsApp messages on iPhone and Android.


    Forwarding of messages on Whatsapp is a feature that the application offers. In a simple way you can share text messages, photos and videos with your contacts, without using a lot of data.



    Since, messages are forwarded within the WhatsApp server, all photos and videos linked to these messages are forwarded quickly without using much of your data.

    How to forward messages with WhatsApp

    Per iPhone:


    1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or iPad.

    2. Find the message you want to forward.

    3. Next, press and hold on the message, until you see a menu appearing above the message with options such as Forward, Copy and others. Tap the Forward option.


    4. On the next screen, tap on the icon you see in the lower left corner of the screen.

    5. The next screen allows you to select the contacts you wish to forward the message to. Tap on the contacts you want to forward the message to.

    6. After selecting Contacts, tap on the link located in the lower right corner of the screen to forward your message to the selected contacts.


    Final report: Forwarded messages will appear to come from whoever sends the message, messages forwarded from WhatsApp will not indicate the original sender.



    Per Android:


    1. Open WhatsApp on your Android phone or tablet

    2. Find the WhatsApp message you want to forward.

    3. Then, press and hold on the message, until you see options such as reply, forward, copy and others appear at the top of the screen. Tap the Next icon, it's an arrow looking to the right.

    4. On the next screen, tap on the contacts you want to forward the message to and tap on the green icon you will see at the bottom right of the screen.


    5. The WhatsApp message will be sent to the selected contacts.

    Further Reading:

    • How to forward an email on Gmail
    • How to recover deleted WhatsApp messages
    • How to set up call forwarding on Android
    • How to speed up Whatsapp audio messages on PC and phone
    • WhatsApp widget, how to use it
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