WhatsApp's new feature to give more power to group admins

WhatsApp's new feature to give more power to group admins

By activating the setting, group administrators can stop the members from chatting or sharing photographs, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages in the group. The said feature- "Restricted Groups" would enable administrators to disable the chat feature for non-admins (general members) in groups.If implemented, the feature would give more power and control to the admins of the group. This can be useful when group admins wish to make an announcement or discuss something important. However, they will have "Message Admin" button to post a message or share media to the group. The message will then go to an admin for approval before going public.

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.

Section 79 of the IT Act protects intermediaries, such as administrators of Whatsapp groups, on the grounds that they have no "actual knowledge" of the content.

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If administrators decide to disable the chat conversation for a non-admin group member, the later can perform limited operations: read messages, mute the group and send messages to the group administrator.

As per the WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests the latest WhatsApp features beforehand, the famous smartphone messaging application plans to come up with a "Restricted Groups" setting through the Google Play Beta Programme in its version 2.17.430. Another thing is that administrators can chose the members allowed to modify the subject, icon and the description of the group. Outside of India, there might remain liability concerns with giving group administrators such powers. After that they will not be able to delete that message. We are unsure as to why WhatsApp has chose to let admins change the setting every 72 hours only, as this feature would only be more useful if the admins can impose restrictions as and when they want.

As per the WABeta Info website, WhatsApp is testing this feature in the version 2.17.430 on both Android and iOS.

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