Tech & Science WhatsApp rolls out new group chat features

10:32  16 may  2018
10:32  16 may  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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(Reuters) - Messaging service WhatsApp rolled out new group - chat features on Tuesday, including more controls for administrators as well as regular group members. FILE PHOTO: The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017.

Another new feature that is being rolled out is group description which is essentially a short blurb found under group information that allows users to set the purpose, 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

FILE PHOTO: The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this illustration © REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo FILE PHOTO: The WhatsApp app logo is seen on a smartphone in this illustration Messaging service WhatsApp rolled out new group-chat features on Tuesday, including more controls for administrators as well as regular group members.

Users can now leave a group permanently to avoid being repeatedly added back after they have left, Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp said in a blog post.

Administrators can no longer be removed from a group they created and users can now quickly locate messages that mention them in a group conversation.

Groups on WhatsApp have taken a central role in the messaging service that has more than 1 billion users, helping connect people with similar interests across the globe.

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru)

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