Latest WhatsApp feature lets group admins approve new participants: Here’s how it works

The latest WhatsApp feature comes in handy when you want to limit or control the number of people who can join a group.

WhatsApp |  New WhatsApp feature |  WhatsApp group approvalThe new group participant approval feature makes it easier for admins to manage group chat. (Image source: Pixabay)

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WhatsApp introduced group chats back in 2011. Over the years, developers have changed the way we participate in group chats and introduced several new features. Now, a recent report from WABetaInfo suggests that the instant messaging platform is rolling out a new approval feature for group chat admins.

Available in the latest version of WhatsApp Beta for iOS and Android, the new feature makes it easy for group admins to manage participants in a group chat. When enabled, users will see a message in the group chat advising that new participants must get admin approval before they can join the group, even if they have a group invite link.

The option to approve new group members is very useful for admins who want to control who joins a group, or for public communities with a large number of participants. To find the new setting, just go to the group setting and you will find an option called “Approve New Participants”. Turn it on and you’re good to go.

WhatsApp is currently rolling out the ability to approve new participants in a group chat, so you may have to wait a while for it to be available on your device. Earlier this month, the app introduced a new split-view interface on Android tablets and a call shortcut feature for the Windows version of the app.

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