Group chats were first launched by WhatsApp in 2011. The way we participate in group conversations has changed throughout time, and several new features have also been incorporated by the developers. Now, according to a recent tip from WABetaInfo, the instant messaging service is launching an additional approval tool for group chat moderators.
The new feature, which is accessible on the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS and Android, facilitates group admins to control members of a group chat. When enabled, users will receive a message in the group chat advising that new members must request admin permission before joining the group, despite having an invite link to join the group.
This feature is especially useful in groups or public communities with a huge number of participants where the administrators can regulate who joins a group. The new feature can be located by navigating to the group settings and selecting the “Approve New Participants” option. You are ready to go once you turn it on.
You might have to wait a while before WhatsApp lets you approve new members of a group conversation, as this feature is still underway. The app debuted a new split view interface for Android tablets earlier this month, along with a call connect functionality for the Windows version.
A recent report by WABetaInfo highlighted the redesigned WhatsApp layout for tablets. The revamped UI resembles WhatsApp’s desktop client in that the conversation list is constantly displayed rather than taking up the entire screen. The split view also encompasses the “Calls” and “Status” tabs.
This is a significant move in the right direction particularly for the ones who use WhatsApp on a big screen because the new UI lets users flip between messages quickly rather than having to go back to the chat list each time.
The updated split panel interface is presently accessible only on the latest beta version of WhatsApp. Since the feature is currently being rolled out you might have to wait a while in case the new interface is not yet available on your device. WhatsApp has unveiled a number of new functionalities, including the capacity to organize group calls, exchange call links, save conversations, and more.