WhatsApp’s new Restricted Groups feature lets you force everyone else in your group to stop chatting if you are the admin of the group.
In this new feature, only the admin will be allowed to send any messages while everyone else will only be able to read them.
The Restricted Groups setting can only be enabled by group admins.
Switching it on disables all chat functionality for non-admins; they will not be able to send text messages, images, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages, or share their location.
Admins, meanwhile, will be able to continue chatting as normal; everyone else will have to read their messages in silence.
If a non-admin really wants to get a word in, they can do so by using the Message Admin button.
However, the message will need admin approval before going through to the rest of the group.
The unusual feature was spotted by WABetaInfo, in the beta versions of the WhatsApp app for iOS and Android.
While it could prove useful – if you want some important details to remain on-screen instead of being pushed out of sight by newer messages, for instance – it is also likely to be abused by admins, who could easily use it to annoy other group members.
Admins will only be able to change the setting every 72 hours, which means group members will be silenced for days at a time.
However, WhatsApp could decide to make the setting more flexible before it officially introducing the feature out to users.
BISMILLAH IRREHMAN IRRAHEEM
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, AND TO SEEK GUIDANCE FROM THE IMAM OF OUR TIME (AJTF), WE INTEND TO USE THIS GROUP AS A CHANNEL AND MEDIA TO PROPAGATE AFFAIRS RELATED TO FAMILIES OF SHOHADA, WIDOWS, ORPHANS AND THOSE LESS FORTUNATE WITH WHOM WE WOULD SHARE OUR BLESSINGS WITH TO PLEASE HIS MIGHTY AND OUR IMAM (AJTF).
Dear brother who is AJTF???
Its good but plz introduce a feature which enables group members to stop automatic downloading media stuff from any group
this feature is already available.. goto setting and stop automatic download media.
Apparently, the WhatsApp’s new restricted group chat feature, seems to be good only for the official or organizational usage, for the management purposes. Or may be for some other inter related objectives with it. For private and personal use in a normal social environment, this Admins Controlled restricted feature, certainly would not be liked by the users. As it violates the very basic freedom of every individual user, as his or her fundamental human right. Still it may prove exceptionally successful for specified usage in a controlled or managed environment. It depends, I think.
Kind of a broadcast list with visible group members.
Good feature it is very helpfull..
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