Facebook is rolling out an update to the Messenger which brings new admin privileges, joinable links and more. With admin controls, admins can now approve new members before they join your group chat which is really helpful in large group chats with people you may not yet be connected to.
Furthermore, the admin will also have the ability to remove members if needed and promote or demote any other person in the group chat as an admin. Since the admin controls work in the background, it won’t get in the way of your group messaging. It will also have the option to decide if you would like admin approval for approving new members, but this preference is off by default in your group chat settings.
Facebook says that the admin privileges in Workplace Chat are also rolling out today. Additionally, Facebook is also bringing new joinable links. Anyone in the group chat can create a custom invite link and share it with someone they’d like to join the conversation. People who tap on the link will be automatically added to the group given that approvals are off, but if the approvals are on, users will only be added once the admin has approved the request.
The update with the new admin control and joinable links features are rolling out from today.