Get ready to consolidate power in WhatsApp as the latest update allows admins to strip each other of power and lock the group info from being modified.
In the version 2.18.51 update for iOS, WhatsApp group admins have been given the ability to remove admin rights from other administrators.
To do so, tap on the group’s name to access the Group Info, then either go into Group Settings or directly click on the participant’s name then select “dismiss as admin” to remove the person’s admin rights.
In Group Settings, admins can now choose who can change the Group Info – which includes the subject, icon and description – by setting it to all participants or admins only.
The messaging app has also made it more seamless to watch videos from its family of social media sites – Facebook and Instagram – with videos now playing directly on WhatsApp.
The new picture-in-picture mode allows users to keep watching videos while continuing to chat or even navigating to another chat. However, this feature is not available on WhatsApp Web.
Also, Android users will have to wait a little longer for the new features.