The parent company of WhatsApp, Meta, has announced two new upgrades to WhatsApp groups. These improvements include a new privacy management tool for admins of WhatsApp groups and a means for users to determine which WhatsApp groups they have in common with other users.
WhatsApp now has a function called “Pending participants” for group admins, which allows them to decide who can join the group and who cannot.
According to WhatsApp, admins will now have more control over who may join their group when they choose to distribute the invite link for their group or make it possible for others to join their group through participation in a community.
A user can also now discover the groups they share in common with another user. This feature was previously unavailable. This can be accomplished by simply searching for a contact’s name, which will bring up a list of the groups to which the contact belongs.
The new group features will become available on iOS and Android devices over the next few weeks.
In preparation for the future, WhatsApp has been conducting tests of a new feature that, once implemented, will make it possible for group chat memberships on the encrypted platform to be deleted after a predetermined amount of time. Yet, the time it is ready to be implemented into production must be specified.