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WhatsApp Revamps Group Chats With New Tools

16 May 2018

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. "A short blurb found under group info that allows you to set the objective, guidelines, or topics for the group". This should solve your daily conundrum with family WhatsApp Groups.

Following are the key features that have been added to revamp WhatsApp Group chat.

Group description: Now, WhatsApp will give description more prominence so that any new member to the WhatsApp Group understands the goal of the group.

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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".

The group-focused updates are rolling out today, May 15, for both iPhone and Android users. The description will be shared with each new member of the WhatsApp group chat - allowing those having a discussion to stay on topic. WhatsApp has taken notice and has introduced a number of new features to help admins and users to keep the group on track. And there are a couple of changes directed at group chat administrators.

WhatsApp has also started giving more control to group admins.

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Group catch up: One of the most demanded features in Groups was a way to find out whether someone called you out at some point and you can straight dive into it.

It is worth noting that not all of the new features are aimed exclusively at those in charge of groups as the update also brings with it a "participant search" feature which as the name suggests lets group members more easily search for and find other groups members. Meanwhile, group owners can't be removed from a group they created. As for those who do wish to leave a group permanently, the new update also includes a safeguard to avoid those users being re-added to a group once again.

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WhatsApp Revamps Group Chats With New Tools