Thursday, 14 December, 2017

WhatsApp to let group admins stop other members from posting

WhatsApp is testing 'Restricted Groups' feature that may allow admins to gag other users WhatsApp Beta 2.17.430 Download Available with Restricted Groups Feature
Frank Williams | 04 December, 2017, 13:05

A new WhatsApp version for iOS has been released a couple of days ago and it allows user to play YouTube video while using the messaging app. It is known for its streamlined group chat implementation.

WhatsApp's new Restricted Groups feature lets you force everyone else in your group to stop chatting if you are the admin of the group. The app will now offer the group administrators more power where they will be allowed to restrict all the members in the group from sending text messages or sharing pictures, videos, documents, GIFs etc. This can be useful when group admins wish to make an announcement or discuss something important. If the members want to send a message to the group, they will have to message the admin using the "Message Admin" option. Then, the message of the restricted member will first need to be approved by the admin before it goes to the group.

When a non-administrator sends a message to the administrator, the app will send the message as a "Reply" from the group.

WSU to play Michigan State in Holiday Bowl
The Spartans shot 47.4 percent from the field while holding the Huskers (6-3, 0-1) to a season-low 27.4 percent shooting. The Holiday Bowl, officially the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl , has been played annually since 1978.

As per the WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests the latest WhatsApp features beforehand, the famous smartphone messaging application plans to come up with a "Restricted Groups" setting through the Google Play Beta Programme in its version 2.17.430. Whatsapp is giving more authority to the group administrator. This means that users can watch the videos while chatting in the background. Further, WhatsApp will "WhatsApp will prevent the group creator to be deleted from the group by other administrators". So once WhatsApp group administrators have tools to check misinformation and rogue members, they may also be obligated to keep the group clean. Until now they had to press and hold the record button to send a message.

WhatsApp has also announced advanced features, bug fixes and general improvements in the upcoming update.

Though the brand new feature is at present supported by Android and iOS beta, WhatsApp has disabled it on its servers.

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