Since the acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp is pushing new and interesting updates at times. The recent update from this favorite messenger will increase the authority of the group admin. All the other group members have to take approval from the admin before submitting any post. Moreover, the group admin will also have the privilege to delete the message. In other words, the group administrator will be able to restrict other members from sending any kind of message either text or multimedia.
According to WABetaInfo, an app tester has submitted the concept of “Restricted Groups” in this app for the first time. This new application version 2.17.430 is available through Google Play Beta Program. Here, it is necessary to mention that group admin will own the power to activate these “Restricted Group” settings. These settings will not restrict the admin from any kind of post. He will be able to send messages, videos, photographs, Gif’s, documents, and voice messages.
After activation of these “Restricted Group” settings, the other members will be able to view the messages but unable to respond any. There is a “Message.Admin” button through which the members will share their posts. These posts will be shared subject to the approval by group admin. The WhatsApp has also said that the group admin will be able to restrict groups once in 72 hours. The version 2.17.430 beta has changed the value from the server.
This new version will also bring a lot of bug fixes and improvements. The feature will be available after WhatsApp rolls out the update for the general public. In October, we have heard about this new feature. The report said that WhatsApp group administrator will soon be able to restrict the activities of the other group members. These activities include modification of the subject of the group, icons, and their descriptions.