WhatsApp has announced new group updates that will make it easier for admins to manage and for users to navigate. The new update will give administrators more control over who can join a group and make it easier to discover which groups you share with someone.
The new changes follow those made to WhatsApp groups over the previous few months, including group size increases and the addition of a message deletion feature for group administrators.
New controls for admins
WhatsApp’s latest update gives admins the ability to decide who can join a group. When an admin chooses to share an invite link for their group or make their group joinable in a community, they now have more control over who can join.
Easily see groups in common
Furthermore, you can easily search a contact’s name to see which groups you belong to. This feature makes it simple to see which groups you share with someone.
These features will start rolling out globally over the coming weeks. Further, the firm has also assured its commitment to continue to build new tools to make groups the best experience for admins and members alike.
Regarding the new Group features, WhatsApp said:
As more people join communities, we want to give group admins more control over their group privacy, so we’ve built a simple tool that gives admins the ability to decide who is able to join a group.
With the growth of Communities and their larger groups, we want to make it easy to know which groups you have in common with someone. Whether you’re trying to remember the name of a group you know you share with someone or you want to see the groups you’re both in, you can now easily search a contact’s name to see your groups in common.