WhatsApp adds 6 new features to Groups to bolster user's experience

WhatsApp Gets New Group Features, Including Descriptions, Mentions, and Admin Controls

The latest update rolling out to WhatsApp users heralds the arrival of a batch of new group messaging features. Now, WhatsApp has further improved the feature with a set of new tools including Group description, Admin controls, Group catch up, Participant search, and more. When a new person joins a group, the description will show up at the top of the chat.

Hopefully the issues with WhatsApp group chat and the unpopular shutdown of legitimate chat rooms is addressed moving forward, but overall the implementation of the features seems to be a positive change that will continue ushering the app forward into a more modern experience that can continue to outclass the competition. All the new features will be applicable to new and existing groups.

WhatsApp gave examples of how come together in groups on WhatsApp like new parents looking for support, students organising study sessions, and city leaders coordinating relief efforts after natural disasters.

Another feature being added to WhatsApp group chat is a change that makes it impossible to remove a Group creator from groups that they started - according to the company in a recent blog post.

"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.

Several WhatsApp for Android Beta users might have already received this feature but it is only now being made available for all - Admin permissions.

WhatsApp users can now also use the new mentions feature in groups. The feature didn't take off with the same functionality as Facebook did but it comes with better user facility now. Tap on it to see the messages you've missed. At one time, Facebook said there were over a billion groups on WhatsApp, which was as numerous as the number of active users on the platform.

Participant search:Find anyone in a group by searching for participants on the group info page. New settings will now allow admins to restrict who can change the group's icon, subject, and description. At the same time group creators can not be removed from the group they have started.

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