WhatsApp 'Demote as Admin' Feature Being Tested for Group Chats

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The Facebook-owned instant messaging service is yet again spotted testing a new feature on Android and iOS, for group chats.

It is reportedly planning a "Dismiss As Admin" feature which will let users demote the leaders of group chats. You can see "Dismiss as admin" option in the screenshot below. By tapping on it, one administrator can remove the other from the admin position in a jiffy.

It's now being tested in the beta software and could be rolled out to all users in the coming months, WABetaInfo wrote. "At present, WhatsApp is developing this feature for iOS, and it will be available soon for all users, instead of for Android it is already enabled by default in the newest WhatsApp Google Play beta for Android 2.18.12", added the report.

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WABeta wrote: 'Administrators will be able to disable the chat features in the group: that means all participants won't be able to send in the group text messages, images, videos, GIFs, documents, voice messages or starting a new live location session. The message will need to be approved by the administrator before going through to the rest of the group.

Only the group admins can activate this setting and they can send messages as usual to make an announcement or get the attention of the members. Essentially, this new "Dismiss as Admin" feature removes admin rights for a person without removing them from the group. In the restricted groups, the members can only read the messages but not respond to the same.

WhatsApp has recently started focusing on the groups giving more power to the admins.

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