Saturday, December 02, 2023

Here is the latest WhatsApp update for iOS

WhatsApp channel admins can now add new admins after installing latest version

Images shows a person holding a phone with WhatsApp.— Unsplash
Images shows a person holding a phone with WhatsApp.— Unsplash

As WhatsApp keeps up the game of bringing improvements to the app, a new feature is being rolled out on the instant messaging platform for iOS.

WhatsApp has just submitted a new update, with which comes the feature to allow channel owners to invite new admins, WABetaInfo reported.

The feature was earlier reported to be in the works for Android version of the app, but the latest WhatsApp version update for the iOS revealed that the ability to add new admins to channels is being rolled out to some beta testers on the iPhones.

The enhancement has been designed to grant channel owners advanced administrative control and improved delegation capabilities.

— WABetaInfo
— WABetaInfo

This screenshot gives the idea about the new feature as the beta testers may see a new “Invite Admins” feature within the channel info screen.

By choosing this option, the channel owners will be able to assign administrative privileges to selected contacts for their channels, with the flexibility to invite up to 15 contacts for the role of admin.

However, the designated contact must accept the invitation before obtaining administrative access to the channel.

After accepting the invite, the new admins will have the ability to modify essential channel details, including the name, icon, and description, the WhatsApp news tracker said.

Besides that, the channel admins can also edit channel settings, controlling which emojis are permitted for reactions within the channel.

As per WABetaInfo, the update extends beyond administrative tasks, allowing admins to actively contribute to the channel’s content creation.

"They have the ability to generate and share content while also managing channel updates, whether their own or those shared by other admins, by editing or deleting them."

It may, however, be noted that there are some limitations in the capabilities for new admins, as they will not be able to add or remove other admins and delete the entire channel.