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WhatsApp update brings Slack-style group messaging features and new admin controls

WhatsApp update brings Slack-style group messaging features and new admin controls

WhatsApp says the tool is created to help users quickly get up to speed inside a group after being away from the chat.

We are not always on our phones and in the commute home from work for example, you might switch on your data and get bombarded by conversations on WhatsApp.

Groups have a description, a short blurb under the group info in which the admin can set the goal, guidelines, and topics for that group.

While these changes to WhatsApp group chat have generally been well-received, there have been some actions from the company in the past few months that have drawn the ire of a significant population in India.

Just like any feature, there is room to grow and that is what WhatsApp is doing to groups.

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Six new features have been added to WhatsApp Group. When a new person joins a group, the description will show up at the top of the chat. Most of these new WhatsApp group features have been seen in prior Android beta builds, stable builds on either platform, or have been spotted in development but were disabled by default. Considering that Indian users account for roughly 250 million of WhatsApp's 1.5 billion monthly active users, it's a unsafe group to annoy. Here, any group member can add a group description but the admin can restrict actions.

Admin controls: WhatsApp has been rumoured to be working on admin controls for improving Groups experience for a long time. This will help admins in particular since they wouldn't have to explain everytime the objective of the group.

Group catch up: One of the most demanded features in Groups was a way to find out whether someone called you out at some point and you can straight dive into it.

Group catch up: When you have been away from a group chat, quickly catch up on messages that mention or reply to you by tapping on a new @ button that appears at the bottom right corner of the chat.

Inside the group info page, members can now search for other group participants. The Facebook-owned company also announced that it has made it harder for users to be re-added to groups they've left - an effort to reduce spam group invitations.


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