WhatsApp will allow group admins to delete messages from anyone.
This feature has been rolled out for some testers.
Through this feature, the admin will be able to control the activities of the group.
New Delhi. WhatsApp is the most used messaging platform in the world. It has become an integral part of our life. Groups created on WhatsApp connect families, friends and workmates around the world. WhatsApp groups are commonly used to share images, audios, videos and text messages, but what if fake news and misinformation continues to circulate regularly on WhatsApp groups?
To deal with this problem, WhatsApp is coming up with a new feature, which can be a great way to deal with unnecessary messages from groups. Allegedly, an upcoming feature of WhatsApp could allow everyone in the group to delete messages. This feature has been spotted by WABetaInfo on WhatsApp Beta v220.127.116.11.
According to a screenshot from WABetainfo, if you are the admin of a group, you will see an option to delete messages from anyone in your group. It is believed that this feature has been rolled out for some testers and soon it will be rolled out for the stable version.
Admin will get more power
Everyone in the group will be able to see that the admin has deleted the message. This feature can be very useful for controlling activity in a group. With this feature, the admin can also be held responsible in case of some serious issues. The administrator will have more power to control the content being shared in the WhatsApp Group.
Help prevent the spread of misinformation
This feature will prevent the spread of misinformation through the messaging platform. The upcoming feature of WhatsApp is a good start. Although admins are not fact checkers and can eliminate this problem completely, they can at least stop mass messaging and fake news sharing on their groups.
Experiment with limited users
Whatsapp is experimenting with this feature with limited users. Apart from this, WhatsApp is reportedly working on a feature called Kept messages. This feature will allow you to keep the disappearing message by converting it to a standard message.
Admin can delete his message only
Currently an admin can only delete messages made for himself, like all group members. WhatsApp users can also delete a message only if they have sent the message themselves. In such a situation, sometimes a message creates a problem, because it is seen by all the members of the group and the admin cannot delete it.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 02, 2022, 19:18 IST