Whatsapp Introduces New Features to Group Chats - Permissions, Private Messages and Descriptions

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A short blurb found under group info that allows you to set the objective, guidelines, or topics for the group. The description will be shared with each new member of the WhatsApp group chat - allowing those having a discussion to stay on topic. This will certainly be welcomed by users, as now Administrators have no control of these aspects in group, wherein any member can change group names and display pictures. Group participants can now search for anyone in a group by using the search option on the group info page. Users can not be repeatedly added to a Group that they have quit. This is also likely to help company's fight with Telegram, a competitor that has been getting decent traction in recent past for Group chats.

Admin controls: WhatsApp has been rumoured to be working on admin controls for improving Groups experience for a long time. And there are a couple of changes directed at group chat administrators.

Following are the key features that have been added to revamp WhatsApp Group chat. The description will come at the top whenever someone new joins the group. There's also a new Group catch up feature, which will let a user quickly get updated with messages they might have missed from a group.

It will also be easier to locate messages that interest you in particular. Some of the new features include better admin control, participant search, group catch up, and more.

Whatsapp Introduces New Features to Group Chats - Permissions, Private Messages and Descriptions
Whatsapp Introduces New Features to Group Chats - Permissions, Private Messages and Descriptions

The organization has affirmed that the new update is being taken off to both Android and the Apple iOS versions. All of these latest features are already available for Android and iOS users.

As a part of this feature, a new '@' button will appear in the bottom-right corner of the group chat whenever you have been mentioned in a message in a group or someone has replied to your message.

Group video calling is also heading to the app, expanding the previous calls feature that only allowed video chats between two people.

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