WhatsApp Improves Group Chat With Latest Features

WhatsApp Gets New Group Features, Including Descriptions, Mentions, and Admin Controls

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

With an aim to improve the user's experience, WhatsApp on Tuesday announced the global availability of major updates that will change - how a user interacts with WhatsApp groups and manages the conversation.

WhatsApp group chats can include up to 256 participants, making the app viable for chat rooms rather than just a way to discuss among a couple of friends.

Group description:A short blurb found under group info that allows you to set the goal, guidelines, or topics for the group.

These changes to WhatsApp group chat come as part of a series of adjustments and fixes that aim to make the company even more secure as a business - including changes in management, features, and monetization strategy. All the new features will be applicable to new and existing groups.

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"Voice and video calling are very popular on WhatsApp, and we're excited to share that group calling will be coming in the months ahead". WhatsApp has taken notice and has introduced a number of new features to help admins and users to keep the group on track.

The features are available for Android and iPhone users today. One new feature allows for a description of the group to be posted. This will help admins in particular since they wouldn't have to explain everytime the objective of the group.

Having grown from a simple text-only chat app into a fully-featured service that offers voice chat and support for many forms of multimedia, these changes to WhatsApp group chat among others were well warranted. To find these messages, WhatsApp group users will only have to tap the @ button that now appears at the bottom-right corner of the chat. Though, the new update will also look to ensure individuals who created a group in the first place can't be removed from the group by anyone else.

Finally, WhatsApp users will be able to search for participants in a group, by visiting the Group info section within a group.

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