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WhatsApp Groups Improved With New Features

WhatsApp Groups Improved With New Features WhatsApp Groups Improved With New Features
Sherri Watson | 15 May, 2018, 22:55

WhatsApp is rolling out a series of helpful features to boost the Group Chat experience.

Groups are an important part of WhatsApp as they're used by families and friends to stay in touch with each other and even business teams to get work done.

WhatsApp gave examples of how come together in groups on WhatsApp like new parents looking for support, students organising study sessions, and city leaders coordinating relief efforts after natural disasters. These features are available for Android and iOS users on WhatsApp.

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However, perhaps the most handy feature is the new "group catch up" tool, which will help users keep track of active groups, while they're away.

Starting today for both iOS and Android users, WhatsApp group chat changes will be rolled out that allow users to include a description to detail the goal, guidelines, or topics for the group.

"When a new person joins a group, the description will show up at the top of the chat", the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.

"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".

Other new WhatsApp group admin controls include the ability to control who can change a group's subject and icon - giving them a choice between all participants or only admins.

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. Tapping the @ button in the bottom right of the chat will highlight any mentions and any replies to your messages. With Participant search, users can find anyone in a group by searching for them on the info page.

WhatsApp users can now also use the new mentions feature in groups.

So, let's start with the new WhatsApp group features.

Available to both iOS and Android users, the new features include a Slack-style "group catch up" option, and it is also possible to add a description to group chats, and search for individual participants.