This feature is an extension of the existing “Delete for Everyone” feature that WhatsApp introduced in 2017.
WhatsApp is said to be testing several features including a new in-app camera interface and allowing group admins permission to delete specific messages for everyone.
As for the new camera interface, it will be available for Android users only. The camera will change the position of the flash shortcut and redesign the camera toggle button. According to the WhatsApp beta tracker WABetaInfo, the WhatsApp update for Android beta 126.96.36.199 will add a circular shadow to the camera toggle button and will show users recent photos from the bottom left corner while sending or uploading a photo. The new experience has not yet been published for beta testers, but it is said to be part of internal testing.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp group administrators may soon be able to delete specific messages for all group members to filter out the misinformation and spam common in regular groups despite the long discussions and criticism about the same. This feature is an extension of the existing “Delete for Everyone” feature that WhatsApp introduced in 2017.
Members will see a “This was removed by admin” notification after the group admin deletes a specific message.
Features such as the ability to restrict members from sending messages to their groups and prevent members from making any modifications to unwanted group information and with the new feature members will be further restricted from fake news.
There is no update on when these features will be published. Also, since the reports are from internal testing, users may see some changes in the interface when presented to Android users. As for the improved deletion features, according to WABetaInfo and WhatsApp for Android beta 188.8.131.52, the feature is coming at least to beta testers early next year.
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