Leaving groups when you feel like it’s time to go, can be an anxious moment. This is usually due to the fact that a notification is sent to every member within the group, and you’re most likely sent a separate message soon after, as to why you’ve left. However, this looks to make it much less awkward in the future for certain situations. WhatsApp is focusing hard on its communities in 2022, making sure that there’s easier ways to not only share content but to leave the group chats when the time comes.
WhatsApp is now trying to make it easier to exit a group conversation by eliminating the notification that is issued to everyone in the group except admins. After confirming that groups will be enlarged to include up to 512 people, as well as rolling out message responses and larger file uploads, it appears that WhatsApp’s next goal is discretion.
There’s always been a feeling of awkwardness when you decide it’s time to leave one. It could be work-related, it could be due to attending an event, and you realize that you don’t click with others. But soon, notifications will only alert the admins, which can only be a good thing. While it’s not clear as to when the feature is coming, or which platform it could be coming to first, such as iOS or Android, it’s going to be something that many users will breathe a sigh of relief at.
Daryl had been freelancing for 3 years before joining TechRadar, now reporting on everything software-related. In his spare time he’s written a book, ‘The Making of Tomb Raider’, alongside podcasting and usually found playing games old and new on his PC and MacBook Pro. If you have a story about an updated app or one that’s about to launch, drop him a line.