WhatsApp has just submitted a new stable update for iOS, available on the App Store: the build number is 23.19.76.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is widely rolling out a feature to manage who can add members to community group chats!
|Changelog about?||Who can add members – communities|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp for iOS 23.19.76 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature by installing the previous 188.8.131.52 update.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have these features. Why?||Although WhatsApp did not mention this feature in the official changelog on the App Store, we can confirm that this is finally available to some users.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp news of the week: WhatsApp beta for iPad is now available!|
WHO CAN ADD MEMBERS
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 update, we announced a new feature available to community admins. Specifically, WhatsApp released the ability to choose who can add members to community group chats, providing admins with more control over their community management. A few days ago, the WhatsApp for iOS 23.19.76 update was released on the App Store. While the official changelog doesn’t provide useful information regarding the new features released in this version as WhatsApp didn’t update the changelog from the previous build, we can confirm that WhatsApp is now introducing a feature to manage who can add members to community group chats!
The official changelog still mentions that some features released in the previous updates. However, even though it’s not mentioned in the official changelog on the App Store, we can also confirm that the ability to choose who can add members to community group chats is available after installing this update. If you’re a community admin, open the community settings screen to toggle this feature. The default option lets only community admins add members directly. However, community admins might want everyone to be able to add members without an invite link. In those cases, they can choose the “everyone” option.
If you don’t have this feature, note that some accounts may receive it over the coming weeks, although it has not been indicated in the official changelog. Please stay ahead by regularly updating WhatsApp from the App Store and the TestFlight app to get this feature in the future in case you don’t have it after installing this update.
The feature to manage who can add members to community group chats is available for iOS users that install the latest update of WhatsApp from the App Store. Make sure to install this update to enjoy a better user experience.
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