WhatsApp has rolled out a new group chat feature for beta users on iOS that gives group admins the ability to delete messages from other participants, reports WABetaInfo.

WhatsApp has been busy expanding its group chat features in recent updates, and this latest feature aims to help group admins better moderate conversations, which can involve up to 256 people on the platform.

For beta testers who have been granted “group admin delete” privileges, they will be able to delete any recent message from a chat group in which they are an admin, thanks to a new “Delete for everyone” option in the delete menu pop-up window.

When a message is deleted for all group members, group members are notified in the thread that a particular group admin has deleted the message.

Also new in the latest beta is the optional ability to view status updates in the chat list. Similar to WhatsApp Stories, Status Updates allow WhatsApp users to post photos and videos to the app that disappear after 24 hours.


Image credit: WABetaInfo

As usual, WhatsApp hasn’t provided any details on when these new features will be rolling out to the public as it develops them under the guidance of its beta testers.

In the latest major update, WhatsApp users received the ability to adjust the visibility of their “Last Seen” status on a contact-by-contact basis, and a way to silently leave group chats without everyone in the group leaving. be notified when you do. . WhatsApp is also developing an updated Mac app that offers native Apple silicon support.

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