Admins can create and share content while also overseeing updates

WhatsApp was working on a feature to allow channel owners to add new admins to their channels

The Meta-owned popular instant messaging application WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out a new feature, which will soon allow channel owners to invite new admins. The feature to allow channel owners to invite new admins is available to some beta testers who install the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app.

According to a report from WABetaInfo, the Meta-owned app was working on a feature to allow channel owners to add new admins to their channels. This enhancement was designed to grant channel owners advanced administrative control and improved delegation capabilities.

“After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 23.25.10.70 update, which is available on the TestFlight app, we discovered that WhatsApp is now rolling out the ability to invite new admins to channels to some beta testers,” the report said.

The screenshot shared in the report revealed that some beta testers may experiment with a new “Invite Admins” feature within the channel info screen, which allows channel owners to assign administrative privileges to selected contacts for their channels, with the flexibility to invite up to 15 contacts.

As per the report, the designated contact must accept the invitation before obtaining administrative access to the channel. When the invite is accepted, they get the ability to modify essential channel details, including the name, icon, and description. In addition, channel admins can edit channel settings, controlling which emojis are permitted for reactions within the channel.

It suggested that the update not only covers administrative tasks but also enables admins to actively participate in creating content for the channel.

Admins can create and share content while also overseeing updates, whether their own or shared by other admins, through editing or deleting. It’s worth noting some limitations, like the inability to add or remove other admins and the restriction from deleting the entire channel.

“We believe that these controls definitely ensure a balanced approach by facilitating collaborative channel management while preserving essential safeguards for the channel,” WABetaInfo said.

By admin

Related Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *