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WhatsApp Gains New Group Chat Setting for One-Way Messaging


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Apr 12, 2001

WhatsApp rolled out an update over the weekend that introduces a useful new administrator setting to the popular messaging platform to make group chats more functional.

Essentially, the new setting allows group chats to be set up so that only approved admins are able to send messages to the group, which should help prevent important information from being lost in a hail of messages from group members.

WhatsApp says the feature is intended for certain use cases where groups are used to receive important announcements, including parents and teachers at schools, community centers, and non-profit organizations.

To enable the setting in WhatsApp, tap Group Settings -> Send Messages and select Only Admins.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has focused on improving the group chat experience over the last few months, introducing group descriptions, a catch-up feature, and protection for users who are being added repeatedly to groups they've left.

Article Link: WhatsApp Gains New Group Chat Setting for One-Way Messaging


macrumors 6502
Mar 9, 2012
WhatsApp playing catchup as usual. Shame not many users willing to switch to Telegram which is far better.
i love telegram a lot more but unfortunately too many people aren't on telegram and my business contacts only uses whatsapp.

even fb messenger is better than whatsapp.
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