WhatsApp testing 'demote' feature for group admins

Lloyd Doyle
January 13, 2018

Instant messaging application, Whatsapp is planning to bring a new feature for Admins that will facilitate the removal of the other admin from the group without administering it to the group's admin. The feature is only available on Android beta (v2.18.4) for now, and lets users switch between calls at the touch of a button.

This feature is already being tested for Beta version 2.18.12 for Android users and according to WaBetaInfo (@wabetainfo), a Twitter account that tracks changes in WhatsApp's beta builds, it is also being tested for iOS users.

That said, even after this sticker feature is rolled out to all the users, the stickers won't be available to the users right from the get go in the app as they will first have to be downloaded individually from a sticker store. This feature allow you to simply remove a person as admin and they will continue to be a participant.

Under this new feature, WhatsApp will be given the option of "Dismiss as Admin".

WABetaInfo also leaked the details of the features that WhatsApp was developing for web and desktop, including tap to unblock and a picture-in-picture (PIP) mode.

It seems like the "Instagram Stories feature" is not the only new thing coming to WhatsApp. In the current version of WhatsApp, you need to end a voice call to make a video call.

However, the group chat also faced some negative publicity when it was reported this week that WhatsApp's Group chats were at a risk of being infiltrated by "anyone who controls the app's servers", despite being encrypted.

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