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WhatsApp Develops One Way Group Chat

On June 29, WhatsApp announced on its official blog that they’re launching a number of new features on the group chat to improving the groups’ experience.

One of these updates is rolling out a new setting that enabling the group admin only to send messages to all the group members without receiving any reply.

The Facebook-owned app launched the update to make the group messaging feature more fit, suitable, and useful for admins of large groups, who hope to make sure that their members of the group have not missed the important announcements in general chatter.

“Today, we’re launching a new group setting where only admins are able to send messages to a group. One way people use groups is to receive important announcements and information, including parents and teachers at schools, community centers, and non-profit organizations. We’ve introduced this new setting so admins can have better tools for these use cases.”

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How can admins use the new feature?

  • Firstly, open “Group Info”.
  • Then, tap “Group Settings”.
  • Lastly, select send Messages and choose “Only Admins”.

According to the latest update. WhatsApp members of the group won’t be able to comment or reply to admins messages, while they will still be able to receive new messages and notifications.

In the same context, it should be referred to that this new feature comes after several recent updates which focused on improving the group experience, like group descriptions, a catch-up feature, and methods to prevent people being re-added to groups they have left.


Finally, WhatsApp said that all of its users around the world – more than one billion people it every day – can enjoy the new feature which will be available on the latest supported versions of the app.

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