What all can a WhatsApp admin do?

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04 Sep 2018

5 privileges of being a WhatsApp group admin

With the increasing number of fake messages spreading on WhatsApp groups these days, WhatsApp is, understandably, focusing on giving more power to the group admins. In essence, they are being made more accountable.

Obviously, it controls/restricts the group members' activities - from sending unnecessary good morning texts, fake messages or dangerous rumors.

Here are 5 privileges only a WhatsApp group admin enjoys.

Add and Remove

Add and Remove members, the first right

Add  and Remove members, the first right

As is common knowledge, only the admins can add members into a group.

This 'Add Participants' feature is available since the launch of WhatsApp groups, and Group admins can add anyone from their own contact list.

Similarly, the 'Remove from Group' feature can also be used just by the admin.

They can tap and hold a member's profile to remove him/her from the group.

Restrict messages

Admins can restrict group messages

Recently, a new setting has been added in WhatsApp which lets the admin decide who can send messages in 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.

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Admins can also restrict 'Edit Group Info' rights

In line with above, an admin can also restrict the group members from editing group information like group's name, profile picture or description. The 'Edit Group Info' tab in the Group Settings allows the admins to enable this feature.

Group links

Admins can create and revoke group links

Admins can create and revoke group links

To add more participants to the group, it is not always necessary for the admins to save the contact numbers.

Instead, they can create group links and share them with people to add them to the groups.

Further, the admins can also prevent someone from entering the group by revoking or blocking the link.

Add admins

Admins can add more admins

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 select "Dismiss as Admin".

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Can we have more than two admins in a Whatsapp Group?

How can we restrict the messages sent on a group?

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Can we have more than two admins in a Whatsapp Group?

Asked 2018-09-04 18:29:10 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

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 select "Dismiss as Admin".

How can we restrict the messages sent on a group?

Asked 2018-09-04 18:27:33 by Anonymous

Answered by NewsBytes

A new setting has been added in WhatsApp which lets the admin decide who can send messages in 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.

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