A new function that has entered the testing phase in WhatsApp promises greater control and organization to group administrators, in particular to choose who can and cannot participate in the group chat. The novelty creates a kind of “waiting list” for users who wish to join a group via the link.
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The new feature has been dubbed “Member Approval in Groups”, loosely translated into Portuguese. In short, it adds a new field that allows administrators to consult who has applied for participation. It will then be possible to approve or deny the entry of these new users.
Approval of group participants
The WABetaInfo website reported that the news was discovered by users while using the beta version of WhatsApp (126.96.36.199) for Android. The portal also informed that the feature must be activated previously by administrators, which implies that it will not be a standard tool of the application.
As for user approvals, they should take place within the groups themselves and in the respective area that provides more information about them. Here’s a screenshot that shows the new feature in action:
Despite the novelty, the tool that aims to approve or reject group participants does not yet have a fixed date for its debut in all applications. officially.
Also, although the launch will only happen for phones that use Android, it is expected that the new function will also be available for devices with iOS.
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