WhatsApp Group Admins can Now Restrict Members Sending Messages

WhatsApp Messenger is introducing new feature where it is now looking to provide admins more control of their group by restricting members sending messages.

As per WABetaInfo,


Since today according to WaBetaInfo, WhatsApp is rolling out for all iOS, Android and Windows Phone users the Restrict Group, a feature that adds “Privacy settings” in the group.

You need to update your WhatsApp version to the 2.18.201 Android & 2.18.70 iOS

All participants can normally edit the group description, icon, and subject, but finally, the administrator can restrict this feature today, preventing no-administrators to modify the group description.

This action can be managed in the Admin Settings, a new option located in Group Info that’s visible to the administrator only.

In Admin Settings, the administrator can restrict who can change the group info.

The feature is, however, limited to only one option so the admin still cannot block individual rights of an individual to send messages. It also mentions that the current roll-out rate of the feature is very slow, so users will have to wait for a while before it shows up for everyone.



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