The new functionality that has entered the testing phase of WhatsApp promises more control and regulation for group admins, particularly in choosing who can participate in a group chat and who can’t. Grandma creates a kind of “queue” for users who want to join a group through the link.
The new feature has been called “Approval of Members in Groups”, in a free translation into Portuguese. In short, it adds a new field that allows administrators Consult who submitted a request to participate. It will then be possible to approve or disapprove of the entry of these newcomers Users.
Consent of the group participants
The WABetaInfo website reported that users discovered the news while running the beta version of WhatsApp (188.8.131.52) for Android. The portal also informed that the function must be activated previously By administrators, which means that it will not be a standard tool for the application.
With regard to user consents, they must take place within the groups themselves and in the relevant area providing more information about them. Here’s a screenshot showing the new feature in action:
Despite the novelty, the tool intended to approve or reject group participants does not have a specific date for its first appearance in all applications. officially.
In addition, although the launch is only happening for phones using Android, the new functionality is also expected to be released for iOS devices.