Meta subsidiary WhatsApp’s latest update has new shortcuts for group admins. These shortcuts will ensure a smoother user experience by allowing easier access and control over group participants.
- WhatsApp released new shortcuts for group admin in the latest 23.1.75 update on Apple App Store.
- WaBetaInfo released a report that confirmed its launch for iOS users
- These shortcuts are for group admins to easily perform actions for group participants
What are WhatsApp’s new shortcuts for group admins?
According to the report, WhatsApp marks a participant’s contact number when they leave or join a group. The highlighted number will be readily accessible to interact with.
Apple iPhone users may use the new shortcuts by tapping and holding on the highlighted number to make calls on WhatsApp. The group admin will see shortcuts like Chat, Call, and Add to contacts.
The tool would be useful for managing huge groups and discovering or contacting specific participants. If the user is an admin of a WhatsApp group, they can use the shortcuts by updating their app to the latest version on App Store.
This feature additionally allows them to chat with the group participants in private. They can also add group members to their contacts book and copy their phone numbers.
There are more shortcuts added to the latest iOS version of WhatsApp like the ability to copy the phone number and add group participants in the address book.
How do WhatsApp’s new shortcuts help group admins?
The new WhatsApp shortcuts enable group admins to complete tasks at a faster pace and reach out more easily to a group user. In a group that can have up to 1024 users, the new features will be a boon to administrators who can now manage and interact privately with specific members.
“The new shortcuts make it easier and simpler to interact with group members as the platform now supports large groups of up to 1024 participants, shared WABetainfo.
“This feature can save group admins a significant amount of time as they no longer need to navigate through the group info screen to find contact information,” WaBetaInfo’s report said. The new update, available for all iOS users on the latest version of the app, has simplified group admin communications with group participants.
In November 2022, the app announced that groups will support up to 1024 participants. It doubled its capacity as the older version only allowed 512 members in a group.
This feature enabled the instant messaging app to accommodate enterprise-level platforms. Despite the high group capacity, the maximum limit for conducting voice and video calls on WhatsApp is 32 members.
Several months back, WhatsApp rolled out the Communities feature. It allows users to house many WhatsApp groups under a single roof so that users can manage and interact with several groups simultaneously.
It is essentially a group of other WhatsApp groups.
WhatsApp delights users with interesting updates!
WhatsApp is on a launch spree this year with features that haven’t stopped making headlines. The app will now enable users to share photos with other contacts of the original quality.
At the moment, images sent through WhatsApp get compressed, resulting in grainy photos but WaBetaInfo has assured users that the company is working on resolving the issue.
The platform spotted the feature on WhatsApp beta for the Android 22.214.171.124 update. The report says that the app is going to add a new setting icon within the drawing tool header. The icon will be used to change image quality which would hand them more control over the quality of photos.
Last week, the messaging platform was reported to be rolling out a new ‘voice status updates’ feature on the iOS beta. It will allow users to share voice notes as status updates.
WhatsApp Group FAQ
What if a WhatsApp group has more participants than intended?
A WhatsApp group only has an excessive number of participants when the invitation links are overshared. So WhatsApp advises users to send links to only trusted contacts.
Can a group admin delete chats in the group?
Yes, a group admin can delete messages sent by another group participant. This allows them to their private groups and communities by filtering out inappropriate or unwanted content. Once the message is deleted, it says “This message was deleted by admin, [admin name].”