Whatsapp Updates: WhatsApp has been discovered offering the ability for users to leave groups silently – without informing other members of their departure. The new approach by the instant messaging app will make it easier for people to leave bothersome and unwelcome groups that they were previously hesitant to leave because other members would be notified of their departure.
This is especially true in family groupings when you don’t want your relatives to realise you’ve left because of random “Good Morning” greetings or messages that require basic fact-checking. According to a screenshot supplied by WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, when users leave a group, the instant messaging service will notify them that only the user and group admins would be notified. This implies that group members will not be able to see if another member has left the group.
WHEN SOMEONE LEAVES A GROUP, WHATSAPP SENDS OUT AN AUTO-GENERATED NOTIFICATION.
This notification is available to all group members and administrators. WhatsApp introduced the ability to leave a group silently a few days ago when it detailed its Communitw.wies feature. However, no specific date for when it would be available to users has been announced.
WhatsApp is apparently introducing the option to include rich link previews in status updates (WhatsApp’s version of the ‘Stories’ function). According to another report from WABetaInfo, the current beta versions of the programme generate rich previews for links sent in status updates. The image above, taken from the WhatsApp beta for iOS, depicts how the previews might appear.
PEOPLE WOULD APPRECIATE THE FUNCTIONALITY BECAUSE IT WILL ALLOW THEM TO GET A GLANCE OF THE WEBSITE WHILE READING THE CONTENT
The new link previews are also more thorough than the current semi-previews that appear on the Android app from time to time. “We’re also adding the ability to secretly leave a group,” the programme noted on its FAQ website, “so everyone in a group is not told in case somebody decide the topic is no longer for them.” According to WABetaInfo, the screenshot used to announce the new feature was taken from a recent WhatsApp Desktop beta.
However, users of WhatsApp for Android and iOS are expected to see the change as well. WhatsApp has been updating the way groups work on its platform for some time in order to improve communication across numerous users. It announced an increase in the group size restriction from 256 to 512 members, as well as the option to respond to messages in groups with reaction emojis rather than inputting the text. WhatsApp just increased the number of people that can participate in group voice calls from eight to 32.
• The upgrade was suggested by WhatsApp Desktop beta.
• Exits are currently communicated to all group members via WhatsApp
• In the future, WhatsApp may make the improved experience available to all users.