WhatsApp Introduces New Group Chat Features, Improved Admin Controls

WhatsApp revamps Groups to fight Telegram		
		
	Josh Constine

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WhatsApp has taken notice and has introduced a number of new features to help admins and users to keep the group on track. As WhatsApp blog says, "A short blurb found under group info that allows you to set the goal, guidelines, or topics for the group". In addition, those with an admin status now have the ability to remove permissions of other group members including those with an admin status.

You can search for a particular user on the WhatsApp Group by searching within the group info page. WhatsApp says the tool is created to help users quickly get up to speed inside a group after being away from the chat.

Most of these nee Group updates have already been spotted on the beta version of the app but the features have now moved out of the beta build and are now available to all in the stable build of WhatsApp.

Hopefully the issues with WhatsApp group chat and the unpopular shutdown of legitimate chat rooms is addressed moving forward, but overall the implementation of the features seems to be a positive change that will continue ushering the app forward into a more modern experience that can continue to outclass the competition. Tapping the @ button in the bottom right of the chat will highlight any mentions and any replies to your messages. Here are the six new features.


Six new features have been added to WhatsApp Group. This will then be visible in the group chat settings as well in-view when a new member first joins the group. Group description is available for both iOS and Android users.

Another important feature being added is it lets you avoid that inconvenience when someone adds you to Groups when you actually left intentionally. Users can not be repeatedly added to a Group that they have quit. As you scroll through the unread group chats on WhatsApp you will see the '@' icon on the side. This should solve your daily conundrum with family WhatsApp Groups.

WhatsApp has also started giving more control to group admins.

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