Whatsapp testing a new feature where only Group Admin can post messages.
This is very common in a Whatsapp group; it becomes difficult to grab the attention of all the group members at a point. However, not anymore for the group admin because WhatsApp is evaluating a new feature called ‘Restricted Groups‘, where only the group admin can send messages, while other group members can only read them.
The Restricted Groups feature was discovered by WABetaInfo in beta types of WhatsApp for iOS and Android OS. The group admin can enable this feature where only the Admin would be able to send messages. When the feature is active a notification will be displayed “[Admin Name]” allowed only. This means that other participants won’t be able to send emails, images, videos, GIFs, documents or text messages.
A blog by WABetaInfo described: ‘When admin disables the chat feature, only they can communicate one in the group: this may happen when an administrator wants to get the attention of the, writing something important or even to organize an event.’
When a non-admin member needs to write something in the restricted group, they can contact the admin through the Message admin button. Once this feature is enabled will remains active for next 72 hours. The feature is currently being trialled in the beta version of the app and it is unclear when, or if, WhatsApp will roll it out to all users.
Source- Daily Mail Online
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