Whatsapp, a Meta-owned instant messaging application, is exploring an interesting functionality. According to reports, Whatsapp will soon allow group admins to delete messages sent by anyone. Some pilot testers have already begun to receive the new feature. This upcoming feature will provide administrators more control over the communications and allow them to delete any messages that they deem inappropriate. With several spam messages moving around from group to group, this new capability may aid in reducing spam. Let’s take a closer look at the new Whatsapp beta update, new features and everything we know so far.
Whatsapp Group Admins May Soon Have More Controls
Whatsapp group administrators presently have relatively limited capabilities, however, this may change shortly. Admins can currently add or remove individuals, adjust how vanishing messages are configured, and control who can send messages. The Meta-owned messaging service will soon add the ability for admins to delete messages sent by anyone.
According to WABetaInfo, a future version of the messaging app may allow group administrators to dismiss messages sent by participants by long-tapping them and selecting the Delete for Everyone option. However, this time around, the chat will keep a placeholder for the deleted message that includes the administrator’s name.
WABetaInfo states that the deployment is gradual on the beta channel, and it may be some time before the mass of WhatsApp users accesses this function. If you want to check out the feature early on, make sure you’re signed up for the WhatsApp beta, and you could see it appear in the coming weeks.
You can verify if you’re part of the early beta group by attempting to delete an incoming message and seeing the option “delete for everyone.” It indicates that the functionality is available. The feature is currently available on WhatsApp beta for Android v188.8.131.52 and is accessible via the Google Play Beta program.
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