January 20, 2019

WhatsApp’s new feature gives more control to group admins: How it works

01 July 2018, 09:28 | Cameron Gross

WhatsApp for iOS adds new features for group administrators


Earlier this week, WhatsApp's latest "Send Messages" permissions feature for groups on the platform was seen rolling out on the latest Android (beta) and iPhone versions of the messaging app.

Facebook has announced a new update to its WhatsApp messenger client that will give group admins much more control over their groups. Open "Group Info" tap "Group Settings". The WhatsApp has granted group admins the power to block annoying people from sending messages inside group chats.

Last month, WhatsApp launched a series of new features, including group descriptions that can be set by admins only and which detail the goal, guidelines, or topics of discussion for a group, and a new policy that group creators can no longer be kicked out of a group they started. One way people use groups is to receive important announcements and information, including parents and teachers at schools, community centers, and non-profit organizations. If the administrator selects this setting, called "Only Admins", only they will be allowed to publish to the group - they can allow others to publish by adding them as administrators. The feature will be available on Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone.

WhatsApp is borrowing a feature from Telegram which will allow you to do a one-way broadcast to your contacts.

When a new person joins a group, the description will show up at the top of the chat, the Facebook-owned company added. WhatsApp Web has also been updated to support the feature.

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