Facebook Messenger gives more controls to group chat administrators

Facebook Messenger gives more controls to group chat administrators

The great thing about admin privileges in Messenger is users have the option to decide whether they want to enable the admin rights for approving new members or not.

Being a Facebook group admin comes along with additional responsibilities-including relating with people of different backgrounds and beliefs.

"Admin privileges allow you to approve new members before they join your group chat".


Despite growing controversy around the Cambridge Analytica data privacy allegations, Facebook is pushing those concerns to one side today with the launch of two new features for its Messenger app. Facebook Messenger's product manager Drew Moxon few hours ago announced some features for the app that gives the Group admins more power than ever. "This is especially helpful in large group chats with people you may not yet be connected to", Moxon added. This will now allow the group admins to promote a group member as an admin, or, demote an existing admin to a normal group member. When the other person clicks on that link, they're taken straight to the group - assuming they have Facebook Messenger installed on their device.

Facebook continues to improve Messenger in many ways.

In addition to all this, Facebook is also introducing "joinable links" where anyone can join the groups with the help of these links. In case the admin has switched off the joining approval option, members will be added automatically. All members of a group chat can create a custom invite link and share it with someone of they would like to join the group/conversation. The new feature also makes it easier to add people to group chats as it brings "joinable links". Most recent update came last month wherein the social media firm made it easier to add More Friends and family to Messenger audio and video chats.

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