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WhatsApp Moderation Feature: Here’s The Detail

- Updated: 28th Jan 2022, 10:33 IST
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    WhatsApp Latest Feature: Moderation Feature in the Works!

According to a feature tracking tool, Whatsapp is developing a moderation feature. This feature allows group admins to erase messages for all group members. According to reports, the most frequently used messaging app globally is a moderation function similar to Telegrams.

It will enable admins to delete messages from group members. However, WhatsApp has no official word on when this moderation feature will be available. It would be the first upcoming beta version for Android and iOS.

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WhatsApp Latest Feature: Moderation Feature in the Works!

According to a screenshot by WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the Meta-owned messaging app is working on a moderation feature. As seen in the screenshot below, the feature would enable group admins to erase messages from any group member.

A message reads, “This was deleted by an admin, WABetaInfo,” informing the group’s members that a message has been deleted. Group admins on Telegram, the app that competes with WhatsApp, may likewise erase messages from any user but display no placeholder message. This is how the moderation feature will work if it comes.

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Discarding all messages might be an effective moderating tool for WhatsApp groups, particularly in the fight against false news and other dangerous information. Admins of WhatsApp groups were previously responsible by the Bombay and Madras High Courts for inappropriate details submitted to a group.

Last year, the Bombay High Court in India said that group admins have only limited control over the group’s members. Still, they have no authority to control or censor the information shared inside it.

When it comes to group admins being able to delete old messages, there is currently no information. Now, users have 4,096 seconds to delete their chats and groups’ messages, or one hour, eight minutes, and 16 seconds.

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In the future, through this moderation feature, WhatsApp may enable group admins to erase older messages from a group, allowing them to deal with messages in the group for a long time. However, according to what we’ve previously said, WhatsApp has not yet made an official announcement about intentions to implement this moderation feature.