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WhatsApp groups recieve an overhaul, admins now have more control

WhatsApp has overhauled its popular 'groups' features as part of the newest update on both its Android and iPhone app. The Facebook-owned instant messaging platform has introduced protection so that users can't be repeatedly added to groups they've left. These features are available for Android and iPhone. Following are some other updates: Group description: A short blurb found under group info that allows you to set the purpose, guidelines, or topics for the group. When a new person joins a group, the description will show up at the top of the chat. Admin controls: In group settings, there's now a control that allows admins to restrict who can change the group's subject, icon, and description. Group catch up: When you've been away from a group chat, quickly catch up on messages that mention or reply to you by tapping on a new @ button that appears at the bottom right corner of the chat. Participant search: Find anyone in a group by searching for participants on the group info page. Admins can now remove admin permissions of group members (including creator, we tested on one of our WhatsApp groups). However, WhatsApp said in its blog that group creators can no longer be removed from the group they started. Whatsapp admins are legally more liable now? These developments essentially allow group creators to exercise more control over their groups but remember that great power comes with great responsibility, it also entails greater accountability. In terms of legal responsibility India, giving Whatsapp admins more power means…

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