WhatsApp has just announced two new features related to groups within the app. These two new features come to try to improve the user experience when using the application to communicate with other people and, above all, to facilitate group management.
And, it is that, WhatsApp groups have become key elements for everyone. It is impossible not to be part of a group WhatsApp and, if you are an administrator, the situation is even more complicated since you have to take certain actions to avoid unwanted visitors or inappropriate behavior.
WhatsApp wants to remedy this situation and what it wants to do once and for all. In fact, the first feature it has integrated is directly related to new controls for administrators. And, it is that, the communities within WhatsApp increasingly have more traction in the application.
What this new functionality allows is to offer the administrator the ability to choose who gets into a group and who doesn’t. Come on, the administrator will have real powers to control the access of the users who want to access the groups and not like before that he could only do something once they had already entered the group.
Groups now have a waiting room: this is the new WhatsApp feature
And, is that, now a kind of limbo has been created that is generated before entering a WhatsApp group. This space in which messages cannot be written or read has only one purpose and that is for the administrator to decide to approve the request to join the group in order to later be able to access the group normally.
This waiting room is not the only novelty that WhatsApp has integrated for groups, now you can also easily see the different groups in common that you have with a person. Searching for a contact’s name in the search bar will bring up all the groups you share so it’s easy to locate this connection.
WhatsApp does not stop integrating new features with each application update, although many of these features are already partly available in other applications such as Telegram. We will have to see how the application evolves in the coming months and, above all, if these features are useful on a day-to-day basis.
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