Whatsapp New Update to Bring Admin Super Powers Features

WhatsApp keeps trying hard to make it the best by adding more and more features from time to time. One of the recently added features were the ability to pin messages, create status, delete messages etc. Now WhatsApp is working on new features called "Admin Super Powers" to give admins more powers (maybe similar to what Telegram offers).


1. Admin Super Powers: WhatsApp will prevent the group creator from being deleted from the group by other administrators. This will help the group creator to have the full control of the group.

2. Subject Modification: The administrators will be able to choose if other participants can modify the subject of the group, its icon and its description, as shown below in this Android screenshot:
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When an administrator decides that participants cannot change the subject of the group, its icon and its description, a notification will appear in the group telling you that only admins can change the group info.
admin powers on whatsapp
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3. Restriction in Groups: Administrators will be able to disable the chat features in the group: that means all participants won’t be able to send in the group text messages, images, videos, GIFs, documents, voice messages or starting a new live location session.. They will be able to do nothing in the group, and a notification in the chat will appear that “only admin can send messages to this group”
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Admins will have power to disable the chat features… only admins will be able to interact within the group while other participants can only read messages but won’t be able to reply. This is necessary if admin want to pass an info or a training is going on in the group.
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Meanwhile, whatsapp have not stated the specific time when this update will be globally rolled out in the app but it's expected to be available soon or latest, early 2018. Well, this is kudos to whatsapp but they have to also increase the number of group members if they really want to compete with Telegram.
The settings of this feature can only be altered after 72hours.

Sources: 1, 2.


  1. Well they are trying sha..
    But they still need to put in more effort, i can see that with this they are trying battling it out with telegram

  2. Good morning wizytechs and good morning to everyone

  3. Befor next month GBwhatsapp will have the update out, i believe it.

  4. Whatsapp is copycats. Telegram have this feature called"Admin Super Powers already.

  5. Whatsapp is still behind telegram, telegram had increased group members to 30k per group.
    Whatsapp still manages 256.

  6. Tech companies have no business dictating what a group admin should or should not do.

  7. Wow this is very interesting.. M just waiting patiently fr it to be out...
    .....let what's app increase the group members capacity in the group
    From 256-1000
    I will be very happy.
    Looking forward in hearing from them.

  8. competition keep going and I love that ....
    Some people are very annoying in the sense that they will change the subject name and leave..
    Thanks fr what's app
    Fr bringing the new update