WhatsApp is Testing ‘Dismiss as Admin’ Button Which Removes Admin Controls

WhatsApp is now working on a new feature called ‘Dismiss as Admin,’ which removes admin access for a person and makes them a normal participant of the group. Currently, if you’re an administrator and want to revoke administrator permissions for a fellow admin and just want to keep him as a member of the group, then you first need to remove the person from the group and add them again to the group. This process isn’t a bad one, but the fellow admin will be notified as he/she was removed from the group.


WhatsApp is currently testing the feature on both Android and iOS beta versions. This feature is spotted on WhatsApp Android Beta version 2.18.12 and can be found under Group Info section. Essentially, this new ‘Dismiss as Admin’ feature removes admin rights for a person without removing them from the group.

As usual, this feature is spotted by WhatsApp watcher WABetaInfo. “At present, WhatsApp is developing this feature for iOS, and it will be available soon for all users, instead of for Android it is already enabled by default in the newest WhatsApp Google Play beta for Android 2.18.12,” added the report.


Image: WABetaInfo

WhatsApp is also expected to roll out more new group related features. For example, the Facebook-owned company may soon give group administrators more permissions such as restricting all the group members from sending messages to the group. Also, a new feature called ‘Restricted Groups’ might soon make into the official version of the app, which allows group administrators to chat with others without allowing them to send any messages.

Also, if any group member wants to reply to the message sent by admin, they have to use the Message Admin admin and send a message, which again requires the admin’s approval to be posted in the group. WhatsApp is also expected to roll out other features such as WhatsApp Pay, Facebook Stickers. Recently, the instant messaging platform added ‘Quick Switch‘ between voice and video call to the WhatsApp Android beta application.

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January 12, 2018 11:13 pm 11:13 PM

This kind of people using Whatsapp. I feel pity and sad for them. WhatsApp should bring a tool that kill this spam. If more than 10 reports then fake url must be removed. So ignorant user will be saved. Now if I click on link….I get apk which is no where safe.

Ruchit Shah
January 12, 2018 10:51 pm 10:51 PM

Whatsapp is testing lots of features lately like upi payments but none are included in final version. I have already moved to iMessage.

Popat Lal
January 13, 2018 4:07 pm 4:07 PM

So all your contacts that you chat with have iPhones? Which ultra rich part of the country are you from, sir?

Ruchit Shah
January 13, 2018 7:39 pm 7:39 PM

Ohh btw i never said i completely moved to iMessage. I still have whatsapp installed but it is no more my preferred app. Who all are on iphones we chat through iMessage only.

Ruchit Shah
January 13, 2018 7:30 pm 7:30 PM

Almost 50% use iphones. From Ahmedabad. Here many are seen with iphones now a days.

January 12, 2018 9:52 pm 9:52 PM

Telegram ftw. If anyone here don’t use telegram, try that and explore what that is capable of. Telegram is 1000 times better than WhatsApp. Only ignorants and daily spam forwarder using WhatsApp.

Airtel User
January 13, 2018 11:15 am 11:15 AM

Its not like that whatsapp is the most popular messaging app out there so people bound to use that. Others are also good but then how many will use others ?

Sandeep Bansal
January 13, 2018 8:41 am 8:41 AM

I don’t think you know what is logic…
Many of the people like me use WhatsApp, bcoz it acts as the official channel for my university announcements made by class reps…
I don’t even give a flying about other features, coz that’s the only thing I need WhatsApp for!!!