Check out WhatsApp's exciting new features for group chats

WhatsApp update brings Slack-style group messaging features and new admin controls

WhatsApp took to its blog today to introduce a series of new features for group chats. WhatsApp announced several updates to group chats that allow members to catch up on what they've missed quickly and also giving administrators additional controls of the group chats.

The company has confirmed that the new update is being rolled out to both Android and the Apple iOS version. WhatsApp now lets the group admin write a short description of the group, setting the guidelines and objective in the process.

With this feature, WhatsApp Groups get more descriptive. It will be interesting to see how this new change affects the flow of discussion in larger groups. This is important since people have abused this severally where you leave a Group chat and you are added back, which can be annoying.

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In a not-all-that-exciting update, WhatsApp has tweaked the way groups work on its platform. Similarly, those users who created the WhatsApp Group are immune to being removed from the group they started. In WhatsApp group admins now have the power to remove permissions for other group members.

Among another great and resourceful addition of a feature is a new protection feature. This feature enables the participants to search for the messages that have their names.

Participant search: Find anyone in a group by searching for participants on the group info page. Also, this feature allows the group members to sort out the messages sent directly to any of the members as a reply. WhatsApp is also on a quest to improve the relevance and meaningfulness of groups as they have added a feature that lets Administrators add a Description to the Group, which tells you exactly what the group is meant for. By clicking the button, the users can enjoy this feature. "Stickers are also coming to WhatsApp soon", the company said at F8.

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