WhatsApp makes it easy to hide people with a ‘deceptive’ group chat update

You will soon be able to leave WhatsApp group chats and avoid embarrassing conversations, thanks to the upcoming update of the popular encrypted messaging app.

If you are currently leaving a group chat, all chat participants will be notified, which can often lead to awkward conversations.

However, the new beta update will allow users to leave group chats without notifying all participants. Instead, only the admin of the group chat will be notified.

This means that you can now quietly exit from any group.

It is not yet known when the feature will be rolled out to all WhatsApp users, but it looks like it could be included in the app’s massive ‘Communities’ update.

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WhatsApp experts from WABetaInfo said: “When you leave a group, WhatsApp usually adds a system message to the chat to let all participants know that you left the group: This information will only be visible to the group’s admins in the future.

“Group managers should always be notified of what is happening in their groups, so it is essential to show who has left the group.”

They added that the feature is currently under development in the beta version of WhatsApp Desktop and should be rolled out to all users in a future update.

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WhatsApp is getting one of its biggest updates yet as parent company Meta (formerly Facebook) introduces its own WhatsApp Community feature.

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This makes it possible for people to combine related group chats under one banner in closed social networks.

For example, schools can combine all of their group chats into one community, along with a parent’s WhatsApp chat to deliver important announcements to everyone.

Or, in a work environment, the office can host three different group chats on WhatsApp for different teams of employees, managed by one common administrator.

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