Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced an update to WhatsApp groups that will give admins more control over who can join a group.
Zuckerberg also revealed a feature that allows users to easily discover which groups they share with someone.
According to the company, it wanted to give admins more control over their group privacy, so it created a simple tool that allows admins to quickly decide who can join a group.
When an administrator chooses to share their group’s invite link or make their group joinable in a community, they can now manage all of the requests in one place. Using this new feature, administrators can reject or approve a user by clicking an “X” or a checkmark.
WhatsApp says it also wants to make it easier for users to discover which groups they share with others.
You can now search for a contact’s name in the app to see which groups you share.
You can use the new feature to look up the name of a group you know you share with someone or to see the groups you’re both in.
The new features arrive just a few months after WhatsApp Communities, a new feature that offers larger, more structured discussion groups.
Communities can accommodate groups of up to 1,024 users and provide end-to-end encryption.
The two new features announced on Tuesday will be available globally in the coming weeks.