WhatsApp engineers and programmers don’t rest and keep adding new features to the world’s most popular instant messaging application. The last of its updates has to do with two tools for Groups and was announced this week by Mark Zuckerberg himself.
The CEO of Meta communicated that these improvements to the platform are intended to make it easier for users to discover what groups they have in common with their contacts and to give administrators more control over who can join a group.
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As Meta officially expressed in the launch statement, these new features are intended to improve the experience on the platform, both for community administrators and for all users.
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How to know which groups you have in common with your contacts
To check the groups in common with your contacts, you simply have to type their name in the WhatsApp search bar (represented with a magnifying glass) and the platform will list the chats below. This feature is ideal for those who are part of multiple group chats and will help you quickly find any particular group.
More control for administrators
To give admins more control over the privacy of their groups, WhatsApp released a simple tool that lets them decide who can join a group. When an admin decides to share the invite link, or make their group joinable in a community, they can now access all requests in one place to manage who to let in.
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With this new feature, admins can click an “X” or a check mark to reject or approve a user.
When will the new WhatsApp Groups features be available?
The two new tools that will improve the user experience in WhatsApp Groups will begin to roll out globally in the coming weeks and will be activated with the application update.