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WhatsApp Groups get new features, including admin controls, group catch up

WhatsApp Groups get new features, including admin controls, group catch up

With this new feature, we can clarify the goal and guidelines for the group chat.

According to WhatsApp's blog post, the inclusion of a group description field is also new, but as far as we know, that's been around for quite a while (at least 8 months). For example, the update brings with it new "admin controls" which let those in control determine who has the ability to adjust the group chat's icon, subject, or description.

There's also a participant search feature where users can find anyone in a group by searching for participants on the group info page.

Furthermore, if a user exits from a particular chat group and gets repeatedly added to the same group by the group admins, the former can permanently block the group.

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WhatsApp groups comprise an important aspect of using the instant messaging service. This is ideally more suited to public groups like a society or an association and might not be useful for a private group. Additionally, group creators can no longer be removed from the group they started. At the point when another individual joins a group, the depiction will appear at the highest point of the chat. The company has added a slew of features to its Group in the recent few updates.

With this new function, once you've left a group, the admins will not anymore be empowered to add you back to the group if you don't want to.

The features come with new opt-in for users in Groups and more controls for admins. But, it's now available to all the users on Android as well as iPhone. Tapping on this '@' button will take you to those messages to help you quickly read and reply to them.

Group video calling is also heading to the app, expanding the previous calls feature that only allowed video chats between two people. The feature is available under "Admin Controls" in Group settings.


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