WhatsApp is reportedly adding the ability to view past group participants in the latest beta version of its iOS client. The update was rolled out to a limited number of beta testers on Thursday. The meta-owned communications platform will soon be making this feature widely available to more beta users in the coming weeks. The ability to see past group members isn’t limited to group admins – all members can reportedly see after activating this feature on their account.
according to a report good WhatsApp beta for iOS 126.96.36.199 is being rolled out gradually to beta users via TestFlight, by WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo. It is said to include the ability to see past participants of a group that have been left or removed in the last 60 days. A new option is believed to have been added to the group information section for this feature.
The feature doesn’t seem to be limited to group administrators. However, the actual event of the person leaving the group is not visible in the group chat, except for the admins.
WhatsApp was reportedly working on this feature as part of WhatsApp beta for iOS 188.8.131.52.70. In addition, the feature to allow members to see past group participants was also seen in 184.108.40.206 beta for Android.
In related news, a recent report mentions that WhatsApp is working on giving the ability to delete messages in group chats. The feature is believed to have been included in the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.2. Other group members are believed to be able to see a chat bubble indicating that an administrator has deleted a message sent by another user. Apart from this, WhatsApp may also work on bringing localized in-app announcements to Android. These announcements may include information about new features, tips, security updates, etc.
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