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WhatsApp's new feature 'Restricted Groups' gives more power to group admins

WhatsApp's new feature 'Restricted Groups' gives more power to group admins

And now it seems the Facebook-owned company is planning to add a few new functionalities to closed chat communities.

Restricted Groups will reportedly allow the WhatsApp group administrators to approve a message before it gets published into the group.

Moreover, they will also be presented with two options - Message Admin and Mute. This can be useful when group admins wish to make an announcement or discuss something important. Once restricted, you can use the "Message Admin" button to send a message to the group.

The message will need to be approved by the administrator before going through to the rest of the group.

· Administrators will be able to remove more participants at once thanks to the Search feature in Group Info later.

Once restricted, other members will simply have to read their messages and will not be able to respond. This feature will allow a group administrator to start a WhatsApp group that will give only some privileges to the members.




WhatsApp os the most popular free instant messaging app in countries such as Italy, Germany, Russia, Pakistan, India, U.K, Spain and Latin American countries. The feature will be available after WhatsApp rolls out the update for the general public.

As already mentioned in a precedent post about the Android platform, their next step will be to improve groups. The settings can be changed every 72 hours, meaning group members can be silenced for a few hours at a time.

According to WABetInfo, WhatsApp has submitted the "Restricted Groups" setting via Google Play Programme in version 2.17.430.

This new version will also bring a lot of bug fixes and improvements. Well, it won't anymore, because if you're the group admin and want only your voice to be heard, an upcoming WhatsApp feature might help you do just that. With this, if the admin wishes, they he/she can stop group members from posting messages, photos, videos, GIFs, documents and voice messages to the group.

- A hierarchy is being established, with a group creator having full control over a group, and admins are unable to delete them.


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