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More Power To WhatsApp Admins, Can Restrict Members From Posting On Groups

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| December 2 , 2017 , 17:32 IST

Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp has been coming up with innovative ideas and features to facilitate the users and their daily requirements while communicating with others through the platform.

After integrating YouTube videos in the iOS version of WhatsApp through Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, the platform is all ready to empower the group admins by allowing them to restrict any member from posting media and messages, if found irrelevant.

Like many other times, the technology website, WABetaInfo was once again able to anticipate the next move of WhatsApp. Apparently, the messaging platform has submitted the "Restricted Groups" setting via Google Play Beta Programme in the version 2.17.430.

By activating the setting, group administrators can stop the members from chatting or sharing photographs, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages in the group. After being restricted, the members would be able to read group messages without responding.

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In order to post any message or media, they'll be needed to get it screened by the group admin first by using the "Message Admin" button. The administrator will then approve the message before forwarding it to the group.

"A group can be restricted once every 72 hours but thanks to the 2.17.430 beta, we discovered that WhatsApp will be finally able to change this value from the server," the website suggested.

Reports were making rounds in October suggesting that WhatsApp group admins will be able to approve if other participants can modify the subject of the group, its icon and its description or not.

The application is supposedly testing another feature which will allow the users to switch from voice to video call quickly while the call is still in progress without stopping the conversation. Among 1.2 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp has over 200 million active users in India monthly.