Whatsapp group features: Messaging app has just changed your experience

May 29, 2018, 04:31 PM IST

Whatsapp, perhaps the most popular messaging app ever, keeps rolling out new features to enhance user experience. If Whatsapp status is gaining popularity now, Whatsapp groups have been a huge hit among Whatsapp users who use it not just for fun but also commercial purposes. Paying heed to lacunae present in the Whatsapp group features, the Facebook-owned networking app launched the following five Group features in recent weeks:


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. (Image source: Reuters)


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. (Image source: Reuters)


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. (Image source: Reuters)


Participant search: Find anyone in a group by searching for participants on the group info page. (Image source: Reuters)


Group audio call: Now you can have a group audio call with at least 4 people. Currently, the feature is being tested on iOS devices and will soon be made avaialble for Android users. (Image source: Reuters)