WhatsApp

New Delhi: Facebook-owned messaging platform Whatsapp is letting admin’s to have more powers to get overall control of their groups. A new feature lets Admin send messages to a group.

Details are like here, new group feature where only admins will be able to send messages to a group. WhatsApp in its official blog post said ”One way people use groups is to receive important announcements and information, including parents and teachers at schools, community centres, and non-profit organizations. We’ve introduced this new setting so admins can have better tools for these use cases.”

With this new feature admin to post genuine chats and all group members will be able to see these messages, only admins will be allowed to respond to these texts. Other group members can only read them.
Whatsapp users can enable this feature – “Group Info,” tap Group Settings > Send Messages and select “Only Admins.”
Earlier Whatsapp has rolled in a new feature named ‘Dismiss As Admin,’ that allows one group administrator to dismiss another, without removing him/her from the group.

Before this feature, it was necessary to remove the person from the group and adding them again, in order to revoke its group admin features. The privileges enjoyed by group admins is that only they are allowed to add participants to an existing chat. Similarly, only a group admin can remove people from group chats.

Group admins now have controls to monitor who among the group members can change the group’s subject, icon, and description. WhatsApp has also introduced new a feature with which users can’t be repeatedly added to groups they have left.

With the latest update installed, users can enable this setting by opening  “Group Info,” tapping Group Settings, then Send Messages and selecting “Only Admins.”

In June, the Reuters Institute’s report on digital media revealed that WhatsApp has become an important vehicle for news in authoritarian countries.