Facebook-owned chat platform, Whatsapp has now introduced demote feature was being tested for some time and been rolled out to Android.
What ‘demote’ or Dismiss as Admin feature do?
If you wanted to remove someone as a WhatsApp group admin,
then you had to delete him or her from the group and add that person as a member. Now, with the ‘Dismiss as Admin’ feature, you can revoke admin rights of a WhatsApp group without removing him or her from the group first.
Demoting someone from an admin to a member help?
WhatsApp has rolled out a “Restrict Group” feature as well which only allow admins to respond to messages in a WhatsApp group. WhatsApp group tend to be quite irritating sometimes with all participants responding at the same time. Also, WhatsApp groups are proven to be a potential tool to spread rumours and fake news among a large number of users. In order to tackle this, WhatsApp has recently rolled out a “Restrict Group” feature for its iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps.
“Restrict Group” feature will only allow WhatsApp group admins to send messages in the group. While all group members will be able to see these messages, only admins will be allowed to respond to these texts. Other group members can only read them. The feature will also prevent non-admin participants from sending photographs, videos, GIFs, documents or voice messages if the group admin or admins doesn’t allow them. The feature is said to be available in WhatsApp Android version 2.18.132 and above.
WhatsApp admins are getting more powers. Group admins now have controls to monitor who among the group members can change the group’s subject, icon, and description. WhatsApp has also introduced new a feature with which users can’t be repeatedly added to groups they have left.