WhatsApp tests brutal ‘dismiss’ feature which lets you demote annoying group chat admins
There’s nothing worse than people who get too big for their boots.
Now WhatsApp is going to give the opportunity of taking people down a peg or two if they become too high and mighty.
It is reportedly planning a ‘Dismiss As Admin’ feature which will let users demote the leaders of group chats.
If you decide to use this new feature on some, they will go from king of the group chat castle to a lowly serf with none of the privileges of leadership.
The new power will only be afforded to people who are already admins of a group, who will be able to give people the boot in the ‘Group Info’ menu.
It’s currently being tested in the beta software and could be rolled out to all users in the coming months, WABetaInfo wrote.
WhatsApp recently rolled out a ‘restricted groups‘ function which gives some users a similarly brutal level of power of their mates.
The features lets anyone named as an administrator of a group silence and ban other members.
Anyone who is ejected from a group will be sent a rather brutal message telling them it’s protected by end-to-end encryption, which means they won’t be able to contribute.
WABeta wrote: ‘Administrators will be able to disable the chat features in the group: that means all participants won’t be able to send in the group text messages, images, videos, GIFs, documents, voice messages or starting a new live location session.
‘They will be able to do nothing in the group, and a notification in the chat will appear.’