At one time, Facebook said there were over a billion groups on WhatsApp, which was as numerous as the number of active users on the platform.
We are not always on our phones and in the commute home from work for example, you might switch on your data and get bombarded by conversations on WhatsApp. Group creators can now add a group description when creating a group, allowing them to show participants a short blurb that describes the goal, guidelines, or topics for the group. This should solve your daily conundrum with family WhatsApp Groups.
Group video calling is also heading to the app, expanding the previous calls feature that only allowed video chats between two people. This will then be visible in the group chat settings as well in-view when a new member first joins the group. Facebook-owned WhatsApp recognizes the importance of Groups which is why the company has announced new features for this part of its app.
The first change gives groups a brief description to help clarify the goal and guidelines for the group chat.
Another feature being added to WhatsApp group chat is a change that makes it impossible to remove a Group creator from groups that they started - according to the company in a recent blog post. 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. Tapping on the symbol will allow members to see all messages that mention them since their last visit to the group, or reply to a previous message that they sent.
Several WhatsApp for Android Beta users might have already received this feature but it is only now being made available for all - Admin permissions. Considering that Indian users account for roughly 250 million of WhatsApp's 1.5 billion monthly active users, it's a unsafe group to annoy.
Inside the group info page, members can now search for other group participants.