Now, WhatsApp could let you see a log of who left a group chat
This feature is dubbed “Past Participants”, and it keeps a catalog of people who left the group you’re a part of, according to WABetainfo. Right now, the company is testing this feature on the iOS version of the app. It’s the beta version 188.8.131.52.
If you’re the group chat’s administrator, you’ll want to be aware of what’s happening there. This is particularly true if the group you’re in is for your company. WhatsApp is now testing a new feature that will preserve a record of who departed a group in the past. The platform is now testing a feature that would allow administrators to erase messages from other users. Everyone will be able to see that the message was deleted after it has been removed.
This is a good way of keeping track of who leaves groups with a lot of people. When you have a group with a lot of people, any item in the chat can easily be washed away. When a person leaves the group, it shows up in the chat, but it’s easy to miss that. So, having a stationary catalog of the people who left is a good thing.
With this feature, the app won’t directly notify you if a person leaves the group. Instead, when you go to the group participant section of a group’s settings, you’ll see an extra item. It’s called “Past Participants”, and when you tap on it, you’ll see a list of people who were previously in the group. The list will show all of the people who left or were removed from the group over the past 60 days. Along with the name, you’ll see the profile picture and when that person left the group. While the group admins can see this information, other members can also see it.
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