More Power To WhatsApp Admins, Can Restrict Members From Posting On Groups

Pablo Tucker
December 4, 2017

WhatsApp is on its way to give some serious powers to the group administrators wherein they would be enable to restrict all "unnecessary" members from posting text messages, photos, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages in case the admin thinks they shouldn't have the right to do so. It is known for its streamlined group chat implementation. The new setting can only be activated by the group admins. This can be useful when group admins wish to make an announcement or discuss something important. Once restricted, you can use the "Message Admin" button to send a message to the group. The message will then go to an admin for approval before going public. "The administrators will be able to choose if other participants can modify the subject of the group, its icon and its description", the report added.

Restricted Groups will reportedly allow the WhatsApp group administrators to approve a message before it gets published into the group.


WhatsApp is constantly seeking to provide its user with new features and the attention has been placed on group chats. Sometimes it is really annoying when some group members send messages with no reason in group. The "Restricted group" feature will not allow administrators delete group creator and eliminate them from the group.

According to WABetaInfo, the messaging platform has submitted the "Restricted Groups" setting via Google Play Beta programme in the version 2.17.430. A group can be restricted only once every 72 hours but thanks to the 2.17.430 beta, WhatsApp will be finally able to change this value from the server.


If group admins were also allowed to delete posts - they're not - there would have been additional concerns, where Law Enforcement Agencies can harass group admins for not deleting certain content.

Of late, WhatsApp feature has become a powerful tool for WhatsApp users. WhatsApp also announced the addition of advanced features, bug fixes and general improvements in upcoming updates.


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