It seems like the ‘Instagram Stories feature’ is not the only new thing coming to WhatsApp. The instant messaging app is also testing another feature that will be much appreciated by those annoyed by group chats on the platform.
WhatsApp has started rolling out a new feature that lets you ‘dismiss’ an admin in a Group chat, in which you’re also an admin. The new feature is reportedly being tested and it will appear with a new button in group chats that will allow one administrator to ‘dismiss’ other administrators, without first deleting them from the group and then adding again as normal participants.
We tested out the new ‘dismiss as admin’ feature and it worked smoothly. The feature is available to Android beta users who are running Android 2.18.12 version.
The new feature will fix one of the biggest problems in a Group chat which currently requires an administrator to remove a fellow administrator from the Group chat if you want to dismiss the concerned person as admin. WABetaInfo claims that WhatsApp is testing the feature both for iOS as well as Android.
For dismissing or demoting a fellow admin, you can long press the contact from Group info page and take your decision. One of the biggest advantages of the new feature is that the person currently an admin will not be notified, if removed from the post.
It’s worth pointing out that users on Android beta can only use the new ‘dismiss as admin’ feature currently. There’s no word when the feature will be made available to all users.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is also likely to give group administrators more powers where they would be able to restrict all other members from sending text messages, photographs, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages. We can expect more such changes in future versions