WhatsApp Rolls Out New Features For Group Chats

WhatsApp Rolls Out New Features For Group Chats

The focus has till now been mostly on the app in general and one-on-one conversations. Here are the six new features.

"Voice and video calling are very popular on WhatsApp, and we're excited to share that group calling will be coming in the months ahead". You can mute WhatsApp groups for either 8 hours, a week or for a year and even block the notifications. Lastly, WhatsApp says that users can not repeatedly rejoin groups that they have previously left. Another major new feature will be a boon for users with an extremely active group and are unwilling to scroll through thousands of messages just to spot messages relevant to them.

WhatsApp Groups will now have group descriptions, which are short bios that describe what the group is about in relation to its guidelines or topics discussed. This feature can be found under "Group Info". This means that admin, creator, or any of the group members can add a description of the group.

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"When a new person joins a group, the description will show up at the top of the chat", WhatsApp said in a blog post. Any of the group members can change the description of the group. With these, users can't be repeatedly added to groups they have left. And, these features will offer an improved user experience. In fact, so popular were the Good Morning messages that Google made a decision to create a feature that lets you clean up your phone of these forwarded images once and for all, with just a single tap. As you scroll through the unread group chats on WhatsApp you will see the '@' icon on the side.

We've all been away from our phone, either leaving it somewhere in the house or not having signal and then come back to it to find a whole string of messages that we've missed. WhatsApp is also adding a participant search tool, which makes finding individuals easier.

WhatsApp has become the go-to messaging service for many, offering simple cross-platform chat for over a billion people worldwide. And Administrators can now remove administrator powers belonging to other group members. The feature is available under "Admin Controls" in Group settings.

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