WhatsApp tests a new feature that extends the power of group admins. After publicly releasing various privacy tweaks, WhatsApp is now studying some improvements that are already being tested within its beta program.
This week, the folks at WABetaInfo discovered that version 220.127.116.11 features a new privacy tweak for groups. That’s because soon the administrators will gain the power to “Approve New Participants.”
WhatsApp tests a new feature that extends the power of group admins.
That is, the novelty was developed by thinking about public groups where anyone can join through a link. The idea is to allow some basic control over the demand of new participants.
See the example below:
Of course, the feature is still raw and needs some tweaking, since there isn’t even an area where the admin can see who wants to join the group.
When ready, the feature will display this list of potential new entrants and the admin will have the power to approve or deny each user’s application.
For now, the novelty is in an early stage of development and cannot be seen even by those who are part of the beta program, something different from what happens with reactions to Status.