WhatsApp has just announced a series of news related to its role as group chats. With them, the messaging application tries to put some order with new options for administrators, and the possibility of having more useful and complete information about the group in which you are.
It is a total of five new options that the service is already sending to Android and iPhone users through an update. Therefore, to be able to use them you will only have to be careful to update WhatsApp to the latest version that you have just received.
Five novelties to bring order to the groups
Here is the list of the five novelties that WhatsApp has just announced for the groups function of the application …
- Description of the group: From now on you can add a small text as a summary of the group. This information will be the first thing that appears to new members who join, and can be consulted later in the group’s information page. This description will be useful to announce the rules of the group, its theme or any other information considered important.
- More controls for administrators: WhatsApp has added a new function in the group settings. This is the Edit info option of the group, which allows you to choose who can change the name, icon and description of your group. You can choose between what all the participants can do or just the administrators.
- Summary to catch up: From now on, when you have been a long time without entering the group, a new button @ will appear in the lower right corner. By pressing it you will be able to quickly see the messages in which you have been mentioned or answered directly, perfect so as not to lose the thread of the conversations that concern you.
- More administration controls: And finally, administrators can now remove the permissions of other participants. Except those of the creators of the groups, which from now on can no longer be eliminated from the groups that they themselves have started.
In addition to these new features, WhatsApp has added extra protection for users. With it, from the messaging application they promise us that they will not be able to add us repeatedly to the groups from which we have deliberately left. It is something that should help those people who can not leave the groups because when they leave there is always someone who decides to invite him again without even asking.