These New Whatsapp Feature Is Giving More Power To The Group Admin
Having multiple admins in one group have been confusing for WhatsApp users. Soon, Facebook-owned chat company might make it easier to manage.
A new feature is being tested that will allow one admin to remove the other one from the post of group admin.
According to a screenshot of the feature shared by WhatsApp’s fan site WaBetaInfo, dubbed Demote as admin, it is available to Android beta users only.
The new ‘Dismiss as Admin’ feature comes in the Group Info section, and a user can simply remove another user as admin by tapping on this. On Android, the ‘Dismiss as admin’ feature is already enabled by default Google Play beta for Android 2.18.12 and we were able to see it on our version of the app as well.
At present, only by removing him/her from the group chat can an admin demote another admin. The feature is being tested on both iOS and Android platforms.
As per sources, WaBetaInfo, the option will be shown under the Group info section and it will allow user to demote admin without removing him/her from the group chat. It’s all part of WhatsApp’s goal of giving more power the group admin.
According to the reports, it is also working on another feature, namely Restricted Groups. Along with allowing a group admin to approve a message before it appears on group chat, it will also allow him/her to restrict a member from participating in discussions without removing the person from the group.
Recently, it has come to light that group chats on WhatsApp are hackable & it’s possible for a hacker to infiltrate any private group chat.
This flaw was discovered by some German Cryptographers. However, the Facebook-owned chat company claims that all its messages are end-to-end encrypted and only the intended readers can read them.
WhatsApp has indicated it will try and increase the power of group admins wherein they could restricts messages, GIFs, etc, sent by members. ‘
It is also testing a new ‘Quick Switch’ feature to let users shift from voice call to video. The feature is already live on Android beta version of the app.