WhatsApp testing a feature to demote group admins without removing them

Sheri Evans
January 14, 2018

Instant messaging application, Whatsapp is planning to bring a new feature for Admins that will facilitate the removal of the other admin from the group without administering it to the group's admin. Before this feature, it was necessary to remove the person from the group and adding them again, in order to revoke its group admin features. In this feature, the person will only be removed from the post of the admin while he will remain a member of the group. The popular messaging app lets users supports both voice and video calls, and it has been rumoured for months that WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will allow users to switch between voice calls and video calls.

This new Whatsapp feature will give the group admin even more power.

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WABetaInfo also leaked the details of the features that WhatsApp was developing for web and desktop, including tap to unblock and a picture-in-picture (PIP) mode. It will allow an administrator to remove another admin without actually removing them from the group itself.

Another group centric feature now in testing phase that came to light was private replies within a group chat. Along with this, WhatsApp is also going to give its users a group call. A WhatsApp spokesperson confirmed the findings to Wired, however adding that "no one can secretly add a new member to a group and a notification does go through that a new, unknown member has joined the group".

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