Facebook updates Messenger with admin privileges for group chats

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Being a Facebook group admin comes along with additional responsibilities—including relating with people of different backgrounds and beliefs. The larger the group, the bigger the responsibilities you are faced with every day. On Messenger, the task of keeping things together is one that takes a lot of efforts. Facebook knows this and is all out to put more power in the hands of group admins on its Messenger app.

The social networking giant has launched out some new, “widely-requested” to enrich your group chat experience.

Today we’re excited to start rolling out new, widely-requested Messenger features that make your group chat experience more robust and seamless by giving you more control – whether you’re planning a weekend trip with friends, chatting about a new episode of your favorite show with likeminded fans, or catching up with your family.”

With admin privileges, you now have the power to approve new members before they join your group chat. It is a good addition to group chat, and even better for large group chats, especially with new people you may not have previously had contact or connected with. As an admin, you also have power to remove members if the need arises, and promote or demote any other member within the group as an admin.

Credit: https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/03/youre-in-charge-messenger-group-chats-are-now-better-than-ever/

Also, Facebook is making it easier to add new members to group chats with joinable links. 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. People who click the link will either be automatically added to the group if approvals are turned off, or will be added once the admin approves the request.

Facebook continues to improve Messenger in many ways. By adding new and exciting features to the messaging app, the social networking company continues to position the app heads and shoulder above the rest.

Last month, the social media behemoth announced a new feature that will make your audio and video chats easier and faster. In a video or audio chat, simply tap the screen and select the “add person” icon, and then choose who you want to join. The new tool doesn’t affect all your favorite filters and effects. You can also keep the conversation going even after the call in the automatically created group chat in your inbox.

Usually when having a one-on-one video or audio call on Messenger, you are expected to interrupt it if you want to add someone to the conversation. That update has shaken things a bit, and conversation doesn’t have to be aborted because of a one-on-one call.

A few weeks back, Facebook launched Messenger 2.3 with a set of new tools to make customer interactions easier. It is Facebook’s way of improving the relationship that exists between customer and business on its messaging app. Some of these tools include, Quick Reply for contact info, more options to customize customer chat plugins, persistent menu, support for Internet Explorer, easy set up tools, and notifications.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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