WhatsApp is currently testing a new feature that allows users to quietly leave groups. The feature is expected to roll out in the coming months.
Quoted from Indian Express, WhatsApp prepared the new feature in an effort to make the messaging platform more user-friendly. So far, WhatsApp users have complained about notifications when a user leaves a group.
“This has become the most frustrating thing. WhatsApp warns all users in the group when someone decides to leave,” was quoted from the Indian Express, Tuesday (17/5).
The new feature that WhatsApp will launch will make users who leave groups only be known by the admin. Other users will not be notified.
According to WABetaInfo, the feature is currently under development. The feature has now been seen in the WhatsApp Desktop Beta. Most likely the feature will be present in WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS later.
Like most features currently under testing, this new feature will take several months to roll out, ensuring system stability.
WhatsApp is also preparing to launch a multi-device feature. This feature allows users to access the messaging service without internet. Users can also use the messaging service on four devices simultaneously.
Previously, WhatsApp has launched a community feature that can combine groups of conversations according to a common theme. WhatsApp also launched a reaction feature that allows users to respond to messages they receive using emojis.
Another latest WhatsApp feature is the deletion of messages by the admin. This feature allows group admins to delete inappropriate messages or problematic messages sent by members of the group.
Then, there is a file transfer feature up to 2 GB. Previously, WhatsApp only allowed sending files with a maximum of 100 MB.
Whatsapp is the most widely used social media platform in Indonesia. Based on the respondents’ answers from the Katadata Insight Center (KIC) research with the Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo). As many as 73.9% of respondents who use WhatsApp more than one hour a day.