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13 Jun 2018

Don't use this 'leaked' WhatsApp feature: Here's why

WhatsApp feature leaked, but don't try it

Last month, WhatsApp beta users were tipped off about a new feature that would give group admins the right to restrict messages from non-admin members.

Although the update hasn't been made public yet, some users are able to access it via some dubious, modded versions of WhatsApp.

Even if you're keen to try, it's best to wait till the official release.

Here's why.

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WhatsApp feature leaked, but don't try it
Stay away from using the feature before official release

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Stay away from using the feature before official release

The feature, called 'Send Message' on a group allows only admins to send messages. Non-admin participants cannot send messages in such restricted groups.

It's an interesting addition, but you should stay away because using an upcoming feature without requisite permissions is illegal, and WhatsApp can remotely track users who do so.

Detection can cause the user to get banned from WhatsApp.

Some users are using modded versions

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The warnings were given out by popular tipster and WhatsApp beta tester WABetaInfo, after some users reported being able to access the feature.

"It's not safe to enable Send Messages now," he wrote, and advised users to stick to WhatsApp's official version.

Besides, he said, the feature would be released very soon and asked users to "wait a **bit** longer".

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What is WhatsApp?

Asked on 14-06-2018 by Sanatan Swain

Answered by NewsBytes

WhatsApp Messenger is a free messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family.

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What is leaked WhatsApp?

Asked on 13-06-2018 by Aljush Phangcho Aljush Phangcho

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There is nothing like 'leaked' WhatsApp, instead a feature of WhatsApp has got leaked. The new feature would give group admins the right to restrict messages from non-admin members. Although the update hasn't been made public yet, some users are able to access it via some dubious, modded versions of WhatsApp.

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