WhatsApp Revamps Group Chats With New Tools

WhatsApp revamps Groups to fight Telegram		
		
	Josh Constine

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WhatsApp says the tool is created to help users quickly get up to speed inside a group after being away from the chat.

Six new features have been added to WhatsApp Group. The new features include the ability to set a group description, new controls for WhatsApp group admins, a mentions feature, as well as participant search.

WhatsApp also comes with better Admin controls in group settings, which will allow admins to restrict who can change the group's subject, icon, and description. That description will show up at the top of the chat when a new person joins the group.

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The Group Description feature was rolled out by WhatsApp for Android users back two months ago, however, it has been officially announced for Android as well as iPhone users. Most of these new WhatsApp group features have been seen in prior Android beta builds, stable builds on either platform, or have been spotted in development but were disabled by default. Admins are now allowed to remove administrative permissions of other group participants and creators of a group can no longer be removed from the group they started, WhatsApp added in the post.

Another important feature being added is it lets you avoid that inconvenience when someone adds you to Groups when you actually left intentionally.

WhatsApp users can now also use the new mentions feature in groups. In fact, so popular were the Good Morning messages that Google chose to create a feature that lets you clean up your phone of these forwarded images once and for all, with just a single tap. This would prevent abuse by members of large groups, especially mischievous members who could potentially mess such details of the group. By clicking the button, the users can enjoy this feature. Considering that Indian users account for roughly 250 million of WhatsApp's 1.5 billion monthly active users, it's a risky group to annoy. At the same time group creators can not be removed from the group they have started.

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