Do you want to open a group chat on WhatsApp? Check out new features
According to WhatsApp, groups have been an important part of the messaging experience, whether it's family members connecting across the globe or childhood friends staying in touch over the years.
The Facebook-founded social media app WhatsApp is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to making its services more exciting. WhatsApp has been introducing various features like data sharing, new android versions, group settings etc in recent times. Now the social media app has been focusing on group chats and has from time-to-time enhanced features of it making chatting in a group even more fun. If you are planning to open a group chat on WhatsApp, then you should definitely check out the new features that the app has introduced.
According to WhatsApp, groups have been an important part of the WhatsApp experience, whether it's family members connecting across the globe or childhood friends staying in touch over the years. There are also people coming together in groups on WhatsApp like new parents looking for support, students organizing study sessions, and even city leaders coordinating relief efforts after natural disasters.
These are the new features brought by WhatsApp.
Group description: A short blurb found under group info that allows you to set the purpose, guidelines, or topics for the group. When a new person joins a group, the description will show up at the top of the chat.
Admin controls: In group settings, there's now a control that allows admins to restrict who can change the group's subject, icon, and description.
Group catch up: When you've been away from a group chat, quickly catch up on messages that mention or reply to you by tapping on a new @ button that appears at the bottom right corner of the chat.
Participant search: Find anyone in a group by searching for participants on the group info page.
Admins can now remove admin permissions of other group participants, and group creators can no longer be removed from the group they started.
WhatsApp has also introduced protection so users can't be repeatedly added to groups they've left. These features are available for Android and iPhone users