Whatsapp Groups Admins Will Get Superpowers: They Can Delete Messages From Any User!
Social Media (via the Internet) has really brought the whole world in our palms. Within a fraction of seconds, information can be shared over multiple social media channels. Sometimes (rather many times) this information is not necessarily true. This information (or misinformation) can cause fractures in society. From online fights within the WhatsApp Group members to actual riots, this misinformation can cause a lot of pain to society.
And hence to curb the misuse of social media, WhatsApp has been attempting to come up with various ways. One of them it is working on is allowing group admins to delete messages that they deem inappropriate for the purpose of the group.
Soon, WhatsApp Group admins will be able to delete messages from others
According to sources, Meta-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp is working on a new feature that would allow group admins on WhatsApp to delete messages for other members of the group as well. This info has been published by WABetaInfo in a tweet. According to it, a user will see the ‘This was deleted by an admin’ message whenever any admin deletes a particular message.
“If you are a group admin, you will be able to delete any message for everyone in your groups, in a future update of WhatsApp beta for Android,” WABetaInfo said in a tweet. While butting its news, the WhatsApp tracker also shared a screenshot with the tweet, showing how a message deleted by a group admin will show for Android users.
Once rolled out, and available with users, it would be easier for group admins to delete obscene or objectionable messages.
WhatsApp is working on enhancing its security
Deletion by Admins is not the only security feature the company working on. WhatsApp is also developing the ability to add two-step verification to its desktop app and web version.
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is planning to bring the two-step verification feature to desktop and web versions in a future update. It should be noted that the two-step verification is already available on the mobile app version. You just need a personal PIN when registering your phone number with WhatsApp.
Will these features be sufficient for curbing the spread of misinformation or people will find new ways to spread it? Only time will tell.