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How To Restrict Groups In Whatsapp (2018 Method)

Hey Friends! Whatsapp is one of the most popular social messaging apps with over 1 billion+ users all over the world. From just serving as an instant messaging app to compiling unique features in recent years, it has won many hearts. In this article, we will learn how to restrict groups in Whatsapp just with few settings.

Whatsapp is developed by two software engineers Jan Koum and Brian Action in 2009 when the developer got kicked off from Facebook, he planned to make a social messaging app by himself and by now it is popularly known as Whatsapp which was coincidentally acquired by Facebook in 2014 for 19 billion dollars.

There have seen many changes in Whatsapp acquisition by Facebook. The two faction authentication made the app highly secure from getting hacked. Whatsapp calling and video calling features made people go mad and also story status which few didn’t like but it has a new look to its user interface.

So without wasting much time, let’s see how to restrict groups in WhatsApp. You don’t have to create the new group to make the group restrict instead just with few settings the group can be restricted only for admins and few allowed members.

  • Update Whatsapp 

Firstly, update your WhatsApp app to the latest version because this feature can be implemented only in the new version.

    • Steps To Restrict Groups In Whatsapp

Restrict Group feature is for those who are into the corporate world. All they are open to the public, they don’t want anyone to spam the group with filthy or non-sense messages, so to make only admins add people and send messages, the developers made this feature to the public, and this is how it can be implemented.

Remember:- Only Admins of the group has the right to restrict the group.

Go to your Whatsapp Group and tap on the info. Scroll down, and you will see an option Group settings.

 

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Click on Group Settings, and you will see another three option:

  • Edit Group Info: This means if the admin enables this feature then only can change the Subject(Title), Icon and Description of the group.
  • Send Messages: This means if the admin enables this features then only they will be able to send messages in the group and the rest of the members would be restricted from doing that.
  • Edit Group Admins: This means you can make/remove members from becoming Admins of the group.

Edit Group Info:

Click on the Edit Group Info option, then you will see two choices. All Participants or Only Admins.

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If you choose All Participants – It will allow the access to all the members in the group to change the Subject, Icon, and Description of the group.

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If you choose Only Admins– Then only admins resist the rights to do the following activity.

Send Messages:

Click the Send Messages option then you can see two choices –All Participants or Only Admins.

Restrict Groups

If you choose All Participants – It will allow the access to all the members in the group to send the messages to the group including Images, Videos, Documents and other things. 

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but If you choose Only Admins– Then only admins resist the rights to do the following activity.

Edit Group Admins

Click on the Group Admins option and then select the members you want to make admins. they will be added to the top list. But if you want to remove them from admin – just click the X or Remove grey icon and they will be successfully removed from accessing the admin rights.

Restrict Groups

So here it was the article about how to restrict group in WhatsApp with just simple settings. This feature enabled the corporate/business people to avoid spamming in the group. Also if you’re a blogger or have a community group this feature would be very useful for sharing knowledge and information to the group members without any interruption.

Thank You for patiently reading this article. If you have any doubts, Kindly drop a comment in the comment section.

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Meith Jain

Meith Jain is a Tech Blogger and Author. He is the Founder of TheTechFever, a Tech Blog where he writes about Technology, Gadgets, Tips & Tricks, Computer, etc. You can contact him via Email ID, Also do share your views of the above post in the comment box below.

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