WhatsApp is testing a demote feature for groups on iOS and Android
DEMOTE ADMINISTRATOR FEATURE
WhatsApp is continuing to internally develop new features for groups, in order to improve the admin experience, providing them more tools to easily manage it.
They started to test privacy features for administrators, group voice calls and group video calls but, this time, WhatsApp thought to start to develop a feature that will allow to an administrator to demote other administrators.
Actually, when an administrator promotes a participant as new admin, in order to demote it again, it is necessary to directly remove him from the group, adding him again.
As you can see in this screenshot, the new option, present in the Group Info section, allows an administrator to dismiss another one without removing him from the group.
WhatsApp is also testing the same feature on iOS, with the same purpose, presenting the option in this action sheet:
Using the Remove participant option, it is currently possible to remove the group creator from the group, but WhatsApp is implementing some checks that will prevent administrators to demote or remove him from it.
At present, WhatsApp is developing this feature for iOS and it will be available soon for all users, instead for Android it is already enabled by default in the newest WhatsApp Google Play beta for Android 2.18.12!
Note that WhatsApp didn’t start yet to work on this feature on WhatsApp for Windows Phone, and the above mentioned checks that prevent to demote the group creator haven’t been enabled yet in the latest Google Play 2.18.12 beta for Android.
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