WhatsApp Gains New Group Chat Setting for One-Way Messaging

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    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
  2. R10k macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2017
  3. Sosgrigorian macrumors newbie


    Mar 26, 2018
    I highly agree!
  4. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000


    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    WhatsApp playing catchup as usual. Shame not many users willing to switch to Telegram which is far better.
  5. zzLZHzz macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2012
    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.
  6. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2003
    Telegram is far less secure, too.
  7. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    I don't think so. Remember they stood up against the Russian authorities by not giving them the keys while WhatsApp didn't.
  8. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2003
    Are Telegram chats encrypted by default, like WhatsApp and Signal?

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