WhatsApp, a Meta Owned Instant Messaging platform, has now become an essential part of our life that we can’t avoid. The power of WhatsApp is hidden in the groups created to connect friends, colleagues, workforce teams, and families all together. On these WhatsApp groups members can use context like videos, audio, text messages, and documents, meaning they all now communicate up to 95 per cent with chat process to each other without actually talking. But this power of WhatsApp is being misused a lot. Many are circulating mis informative and fake news to disturb the peace of society. That’s why WhatsApp has a new feature to break this chain of regular scams on its platform.
WhatsApp Testing A New Feature, Admins To Hold All Control
WhatsApp’s latest feature is all about making the admins the alphas of the groups. This means they will hold complete control of the group and tackle unwanted messages. With the latest feature or upcoming update, admins can delete the messages of all the members. A bubble will also appear with the text “the message was removed by admin”.
As per the reports, “the upcoming feature of WhatsApp was spotted in WhatsApp beta v188.8.131.52 by WABetaInfo. It is believed that the feature will be rolled out to a few testers and possibly roll out to stable versions soon.”
Currently, the admins do not possess the power or authority of deleting the messages of other WhatsApp group members. And notorious messages have become a major concern over the past years. These messages always can easily manipulate non-technophile people with misinformation and fake news.
“The new feature of WhatsApp will prove helpful in case of inappropriate media that has been shared in the groups. Merely, a reply message asking people not to send notorious messages is not sufficient enough. WhatsApp’s upcoming feature is a good start to curb the issue of spreading misinformation via messaging platforms. Although, admins are not fact-checkers and can completely eradicate this issue. But admins can at least stop sharing rampant messages and fake news on their groups, “ as per livemint.