Millions of WhatsApp users urgently need to understand major app changes

WHATSAPP users are warned about a big change in group chats.

A major update is in the works that will massively streamline the way you join groups.

WABetaInfo discovered this surprising new feature for WhatsApp


WABetaInfo discovered this surprising new feature for WhatsAppPhoto credit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

Group chats will be given a major overhaul in the coming months.

This includes adding a community feature that allows you to create large groups that contain sub-group chats.

But WhatsApp is also developing an approval system for group memberships.

It was discovered by the tech detectives of WABetaInfowho has delved into the beta testing of the app.

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The new system would allow group admins to approve new participants.

“When enabled, admins must approve anyone who wants to join the group,” WhatsApp explains.

The feature is currently “under development,” meaning it’s not currently available for testing.

But it will likely come out for beta testers in the coming weeks or months.

“This new setting allows group admins to decide who can join the group,” notes WABetaInfo.

“There will likely be a new section listing all current requests from users to join the group.

“In this section, group admins can accept or reject incoming requests.”

It is currently unclear when the new feature will be available to the general public.

But if this is the case, there will be a big change from group chats.

If you want to try new WhatsApp features first, follow our guide below to join the beta.

How to join WhatsApp Beta

To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your smartphone Android and search for whatsapp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Participating in the WhatsApp beta on iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s instructions here.

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