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This New WhatsApp Update Makes Groups More Transparent

WhatsApp has become a lot more than just a simple messaging app, because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing colleagues to stay in touch as well as help people set up small businesses and communicate with customers. Facebook has really been working hard on building a sense of community across all of its platforms, and that includes WhatsApp with all things having been considered and taken into account.

WhatsApp has offered chat groups for quite some time now, but with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that the WhatsApp communities feature seems like it’s going to be a little different. The Groups feature started to change after this was announced, with one new feature being the ability to exit a group without anyone getting notified. Previously, whenever you left a WhatsApp group this would leave a message in the chat informing people that you did, but thanks to the update this was no longer the case.

A new feature that is coming to WhatsApp might make it a bit more transparent though, because it would let users see past participants of groups they have joined. In order to use this feature, you need to go the participants section of the group. You might notice a new option at the bottom that lets you view past participants. Going through this list can be important because you might want to avoid groups that certain people used to be in, so this feature makes sense.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, some say it goes against the anonymity that the silent exit feature provided. However, it is more likely that Facebook and its subsidiary WhatsApp are trying to find a middle ground. This new feature can increase the popularity of the WhatsApp group among various users which is a crucial linchpin for the future goals that Meta might have for all of the platforms that it owns right now so it will be intriguing to see how this plays out.


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