Want to exit a WhatsApp group SECRETLY? Here is what you need to know

    WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow users to exit a WhatsApp group without letting other group members know.
    By: HIMANI JHA
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:25 IST
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    WhatsApp users will soon be able to exit group chat secretly! (Unsplash)
    WhatsApp
    WhatsApp users will soon be able to exit group chat secretly! (Unsplash)

    WhatsApp is reportedly working on several new and interesting features to make it a more user friendly messaging platform. The Meta -owned instant messaging app is keen on introducing new features and the latest one on the list is the feature that allows WhatsApp group members to silently exit groups. Yes! The app is currently working on a new feature that will let users exit from an unwanted group secretly, without notifying others. The new development was reported by WABetaInfo. They have shared a screengrab of the same and wrote, “when you want to exit a WhatsApp group, other people won't be notified in the chat. Only group admins will be able to see who exits the group, but others don't.”

    As of now, WhatsApp adds a system message in the group chat informing every participant that someone has exited the group. But now with this new feature rolling out, this notification will only be sent to group admins in the future. Currently this feature is under development for WhatsApp Desktop beta but is likely to be rolled out on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS as well in the coming future. Also Read: WhatsApp group admins to become more powerful! They can delete messages for everyone

    Apart from this, WhatsApp is also testing the option to filter messages allowing users to filter chats based on unread messages, from contacts not saved in the phonebook as well as saved numbers, and groups. The messaging app already offers chat filters but only for WhatsApp Business, both on its desktop and mobile apps. However the platform now intends to bring the same filters to regular non-business users as well. Also Read: After Instagram, WhatsApp to get emoji reactions in Status feature

    Recently, the messaging app has also rolled out emoji reactions feature to enable users to react to messages in the individual and group chats with an emoji just like Instagram and Facebook. The messaging app has six pre-selected emoji's to choose from while reacting to a message.

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    First Published Date: 17 May, 19:59 IST
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