WhatsApp groups will have a waiting list: here’s how it will work

WhatsApp groups will have a waiting list: here's how it will work

Despite the novelty, the tool still does not have an official release date.

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There’s a new feature that’s entered testing in WhatsApp, and it promises more control and organization for group admins. In particular, when choosing who can or cannot participate in a WhatsApp group. The novelty creates a kind of waiting list for users who wish to join a group via the link.

The new feature was called “Group Membership Approval”, in free Portuguese translation. In short, it adds a new field that allows admins to see who submitted a request to join. It will then be possible to approve or deny the entry of these new users.

Approval of WhatsApp group participants

Briefly, the WABetaInfo website said that users discovered the novelty while using the beta version of WhatsApp ( for Android. The portal also indicated that the feature must be enabled by administrators. Therefore, this 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. Below, watch a screenshot that shows the new feature in action:

Image: Reproduction/WABetainfo

Moreover, despite the novelty, the tool that turns to approving or denying participants in a WhatsApp group still does not have a fixed date to officially debut in all applications. Therefore, it is necessary to wait for the official release of the application.

Finally, despite the launch only for mobile phones that use Android, it is expected that the new function will also be available on devices with iOS.

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