WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging app keeps adding new features. It is known for its streamlined group chat implementation. And now it seems the Facebook-owned company is planning to add a few new functionalities to closed chat communities.
For starters, group admins can now disable the chat feature for normal users. During this period, participants won’t be able to share text, image, video, document, or voice message. This can be useful when group admins wish to make an announcement or discuss something important.
If a participant needs to be heard, he can use the “message admin” button. The message will then go to an admin for approval before going public.
According to WAbetainfo.com, the feature can be triggered only once in 72 hours. So that admins do not overuse this function. If everything goes well in the test phase, these new features will go live after May, 2018. Recently, WhatsApp unveiled the “delete message for everyone” feature. You can read about that by clicking here.