WhatsApp to let group admins stop other members from posting

According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the popular mobile messaging platform has submitted the "Restricted Groups" setting via Google Play Beta Programme in the version 2.17.430.

Indo-Asian News Service
San Francisco, Publish Date: Dec 2 2017 4:02PM | Updated Date: Dec 2 2017 4:02PM
WhatsApp to let group admins stop other members from postingFile Photo

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is likely to give group administrators more powers where they will be able to restrict all other members from sending text messages, photographs, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages in case the admin thinks so.

According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the popular mobile messaging platform has submitted the "Restricted Groups" setting via Google Play Beta Programme in the version 2.17.430.

The "Restricted Groups" setting can only be activated by group admininstrators. Administrators can keep sharing media and chatting as normal as they restrict other members. 

Once restricted, other members will simply have to read their messages and will not be able to respond. They will have to use the "Message Admin" button to post a message or share media to the group. 

The message will need to be approved by the administrator before going through to the rest of the group.

"A group can be restricted once every 72 hours but thanks to the 2.17.430 beta, we discovered that WhatsApp will be finally able to change this value from the server," the website said.

WhatsApp has also announced advanced features, bug fixes and general improvements in the upcoming update.

The features will be available once WhatsApp enables it for all users.

In October, reports said administrators on WhatsApp groups will soon be able to choose if other participants can modify the subject of the group, its icon and its description.

WhatsApp has rolled out "delete messages for everyone" feature that lets users revoke messages in case they sent those to a wrong person or a group.

With over 1.2 billion monthly active users, WhatsApp is available in more than 50 different languages around the world and in 10 Indian languages.

Latest News

  1. No class work at Kashmir University on Tuesday
  2. No class work at Kashmir University on Tuesday
  1. JRL urges people to offer funeral prayers in absentia for Pulwama slain
  2. JRL urges people to offer funeral prayers in absentia for Pulwama slain
  1. Class work to remain suspended in Srinagar colleges tomorrow
  2. Class work to remain suspended in Srinagar colleges tomorrow
  1. Modi's handling of Kashmir hurting India, killing of unarmed protesters unacceptable: CPI-M
  2. Modi's handling of Kashmir hurting India, killing of unarmed protesters unacceptable: CPI-M
  1. Pakistan releases Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari after six years
  2. Pakistan releases Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari after six years
  1. Class work to remain suspended in Ganderbal colleges on Tuesday
  2. Class work to remain suspended in Ganderbal colleges on Tuesday
  1. Ladakh to get first varsity as SAC approves ‘Jammu and Kashmir University of Ladakh Bill-2018’
  2. Ladakh to get first varsity as SAC approves ‘Jammu and Kashmir University of Ladakh Bill-2018’
  1. Govt to have powers to appoint administrator, professional board for cooperative banks
  2. Govt to have powers to appoint administrator, professional board for cooperative banks
  1. Bullets can never suppress unarmed freedom fighters: Pakistan army on Pulwama killings
  2. Bullets can never suppress unarmed freedom fighters: Pakistan army on Pulwama killings
  1. Azad calls for probe into Pulwama civilian killings
  2. Azad calls for probe into Pulwama civilian killings
  1. Geelani’s residence sealed to foil his army base march: Hurriyat (G)
  2. Geelani’s residence sealed to foil his army base march: Hurriyat (G)
  1. Pulwama killings: NC calls for time-bound probe, asks admin to use water cannons to quell protests
  2. Pulwama killings: NC calls for time-bound probe, asks admin to use water cannons to quell protests
  1. CUK suspends exams scheduled on Tuesday
  2. CUK suspends exams scheduled on Tuesday
  1. SHRC takes cognisance of Pulwama civilian killings, demands factual report
  2. SHRC takes cognisance of Pulwama civilian killings, demands factual report
  1. IUST postpones exams scheduled on Tuesday, suspends classwork
  2. IUST postpones exams scheduled on Tuesday, suspends classwork
  1. Kamal Nath takes oath as MP CM, ends 15-year-old BJP rule
  2. Kamal Nath takes oath as MP CM, ends 15-year-old BJP rule
  1. OIC condemns Pulwama killings, asks New Delhi to allow fact finding mission to Kashmir
  2. OIC condemns Pulwama killings, asks New Delhi to allow fact finding mission to Kashmir
  1. PDP protests at Civil Secretariat in Jammu, demands end to bloodshed in Kashmir
  2. PDP protests at Civil Secretariat in Jammu, demands end to bloodshed in Kashmir
  1. Justice delayed but not denied in anti-Sikh riots case: Omar Abdullah
  2. Justice delayed but not denied in anti-Sikh riots case: Omar Abdullah
  1. Kashmir’s Mirwaiz defies house arrest to march towards army base, detained
  2. Kashmir’s Mirwaiz defies house arrest to march towards army base, detained
  1. Taliban say they're meeting US officials again on Monday
  2. Taliban say they're meeting US officials again on Monday
  1. Triple talaq bill introduced in Lok Sabha
  2. Triple talaq bill introduced in Lok Sabha
  1. 30-year old teacher injured in Poonch bear attack
  2. 30-year old teacher injured in Poonch bear attack
  1. Police foil JKLF march towards Badami Bagh army base, detain Yasin Malik
  2. Police foil JKLF march towards Badami Bagh army base, detain Yasin Malik
  1. Kashmir shuts for third straight day against Pulwama civilian killings
  2. Kashmir shuts for third straight day against Pulwama civilian killings
  1. US praises Pakistan for promoting Afghan talks
  2. US praises Pakistan for promoting Afghan talks
  1. Delhi HC convicts Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case
  2. Delhi HC convicts Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riot case
  1. Unabated cold wave continues in Kashmir valley
  2. Unabated cold wave continues in Kashmir valley
  1. Restrictions in Kashmir capital to foil protest march to Badami Bagh army base
  2. Restrictions in Kashmir capital to foil protest march to Badami Bagh army base
  1. SSB postpones interview, counselling-cum-document verification scheduled today
  2. SSB postpones interview, counselling-cum-document verification scheduled today
x
This site uses cookies to deliver our services and to show you relevant news and ads. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service.That's Fine