Tech & Science WhatsApp rolls out new group chat features

10:32  16 may  2018
10:32  16 may  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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This feature keeps the unwanted edits away and adds a certain level of moderation to the group chats . To enable the feature , WhatsApp has added a new It must be noted that the new functionality is currently available on Android beta v2.18.132 only, however, it will soon be rolled out to all the users.

A new feature is being rolled out in Whatsapp that lets you force everyone in a group chat to stop sending messages. The 'Restrict Group ' tool means that only admins of a group will be allowed to send texts.

FILE PHOTO: The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this illustration © REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo FILE PHOTO: The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this illustration Messaging service WhatsApp rolled out new group-chat features on Tuesday, including more controls for administrators as well as regular group members.

Users can now leave a group permanently to avoid being repeatedly added back after they have left, Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp said in a blog post.

Administrators can no longer be removed from a group they created and users can now quickly locate messages that mention them in a group conversation.

Groups on WhatsApp have taken a central role in the messaging service that has more than 1 billion users, helping connect people with similar interests across the globe.

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru)

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