Testing this checklist of previous members expands from the beta on iOS to Android

Meta has been engaged on including a gentle stream of recent capabilities to WhatsApp as of late, largely with a give attention to group chats. The platform is now extra accommodating of conversations with over 100 individuals, and the lately introduced Communities characteristic may carry like-minded people collectively for enriching dialog. With teams swelling on WhatsApp, it helps to maintain tabs on new members — in addition to those that go away the dialog. The moment messaging app is now beta-testing the potential to take care of a log of any deserters (in addition to the evicted), so admins and members aren’t left scratching their heads.


WhatsApp beta on Android permits group members and admins to see who stop the group or was faraway from it within the final 60 days. Beta testers informed WABetaInfo that beneath the checklist of present members within the ‘Group information’ tab, a brand new possibility known as ‘See Previous Members’ is seen. This checklist of former members additionally will get a devoted search bar, which could possibly be useful for big threads the place there may be normally a relentless exodus of members and an inflow of recent ones. Small companies which use WhatsApp teams for inside communication or interacting with shoppers may additionally admire the characteristic.

Moreover, the current system of notifying the chat when a member leaves or will get booted is being eliminated. Moreover admins, no one will get in-chat messages for such occasions — maybe to make moderation simpler. So, the names of members who’ve left the group will solely be recorded within the ‘Previous Members’ checklist.

Following the beta launch on iOS earlier this week, some testers have been capable of entry the brand new characteristic on Android as we speak, and extra person ought to get their shot quickly as WhatsApp flips the swap. Given the app’s cross-platform nature, it should probablt even be headed to the desktop model ultimately. Not too long ago, WhatsApp was additionally seen testing a approach to assist directors average content material on teams by deleting messages. We hope that characteristic will get right here quickly, too, so giant chats turn into a bit of extra manageable.


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This put up has been up to date to mirror the provision of the characteristic increasing from the iOS beta to the Android beta.