WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will give more power to group admins. While WhatsApp has long supported the ability to delete messages in chats, it currently doesn’t allow admins to remove messages sent by group members. But that can be changing soon.
As spotted by WABetainfo, the Meta-owned instant messaging app is testing a new change that may finally enable admins to delete messages for everyone in groups. What this means is that if you’re moderating a WhatsApp group, you’ll be able to remove unwanted or inappropriate messages sent by group members.
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WhatsApp is working on the ability to delete any message in groups for everyone if you’re a group admin, in a future update! https://t.co/oI7fUiJiI3
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) December 13, 2021
“This was deleted by an admin” and will also display who deleted the message.
As WABetoinfo notes, this feature is still a work in progress and isn’t accessible to end-users. We don’t k…