WhatsApp Group Admins Can Now Designate Themselves as Exclusive Message Senders

The new setting is rolling out globally

'We've introduced this new setting so that admins can have better tools for these use cases'
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WhatsApp announced a new setting for groups on its messaging platform enabling only administrators to send messages to groups.

The new setting is rolling out globally to users with the latest versions of the application.

The Facebook-owned messaging app said in a blog post, “One way that people use groups is to receive important announcements and information, including parents and teachers at schools, community centers and nonprofit organizations. We’ve introduced this new setting so that admins can have better tools for these use cases.”

Group admins can enable this setting by opening Group Info, tapping Group Settings > Send Messages and selecting Only Admins.