WhatsApp rolls out Group Description feature in latest Beta update on Android and Windows phones

After testing the payment option the Facebook owned chat app WhatsApp has rolled out the 'Group Description' feature in the latest Beta update.

tech2 News Staff February 21, 2018 15:14:56 IST
WhatsApp rolls out Group Description feature in latest Beta update on Android and Windows phones

After testing a payment option, Facebook-owned chat app WhatsApp has rolled out the 'Group Description' feature in the latest Beta update.

WhatsApp rolls out Group Description feature in latest Beta update on Android and Windows phones

WhatsApp app logo. Reuters.

The new feature lets you add a description to a WhatsApp group with a 500 character limit.

According to a report on WABetaInfo, any group member can add the description about the group, which will be similar to the 'About' feature seen on Facebook.

The Group Admin can change the permission letting everyone edit the description or turning editing off entirely.

The description is a big deal because it appears as a preview in the link sent to third parties.

When a new member joins a group, the participant will be able to see the same in a pinned box above the chat window.

The feature is available on both Android and Windows phone. The Android Beta version 2.18.54 and Windows Beta version 2.18.28 of the app brings this feature to the app. iOS beta users have yet to see the new feature in the beta version.

WhatsApp is testing the much-awaited UPI payment feature that will allows the users to do inter-bank money transfer. National Payments Corp of India (NPCI) has said that four banks will join United Payments Interface which powers the WhatsApp Payments for WhatsApp.

WhatsApp has more than 200 million users in India.

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