5 privileges of being a WhatsApp group admin
With the increasing number of fake messages spreading on WhatsApp groups these days, the messaging service is understandably focusing on giving more power to the group admins. In essence, WhatsApp group admins are being made more accountable. This includes controlling the group members' activities to a certain degree. Here are five privileges only a WhatsApp group admin enjoys.
As is common knowledge, only admins can add members to a WhatsApp group. This 'Add Participants' feature has been available since the launch of WhatsApp groups and admins can add anyone from their own contact list. Similarly, the 'Remove from Group' feature can exclusively be used by admins. They can tap and hold a member's profile to remove them from the group.
This WhatsApp feature was added later to the messaging platform. This lets admins decide who can send messages to the group. They can restrict the group members to send messages. In that scenario, it is just a one-way communication where only admins can send texts. Not only does it reduce unnecessary noise, but can also potentially stop the spread of wrong information.
In line with the above, an admin can also restrict the group members from editing group information like the group's name, profile picture, or description. The 'Edit Group Info' tab under 'Settings' allows admins to enable this feature.
To add more participants to the group, it is not always necessary for the admins to save contact numbers. Instead, they can create group links and share them with people to add them to groups. Further, the admins can also prevent someone from entering the group by revoking or blocking the link to join the group.
Interestingly, WhatsApp groups can have any number of admins. Admins can make the existing participants as other admins of the group, and then they can also enjoy the same privileges. Similarly, admins can remove other admins from the group by long-tapping on their profile and selecting 'Dismiss as Admin.'