How To Restrict Members In A WhatsApp Group

WhatsApp has long been the ruler of communication apps with its features and versatility. It’s constantly improving the app which enables hassle-free broadcast. But every coin has a side and WhatsApp does get on some people’s nerves. Yes, we are talking about groups. Every one of us has been through a time when our notifications were inundated with group messages which consist of important people from school, family, college, office, etc. Thanks to some new features, the whole ‘WhatsApp Groups’ fiasco can be dealt with.

With over 1 billion daily active users, WhatsApp Groups relay a lot of information and now admins have absolute control over their groups. So, dive into this short tutorial to restrict the number of members in a WhatsApp group.

How To Restrict Members In A WhatsApp Group

How To Restrict Members In A WhatsApp Group?

We’ll cover many aspects of ‘restrictions’ that WhatsApp has bestowed upon the group members through the admins.

1. Restrict Members from Sending Messages

This one is the most searched question when it comes to group messages. If people are added in a group, they keep on sending messages which irks other inactive users. Follow the below and you’ll restrict on who sends the messages. Remember, only admins can tweak these settings.

  • Go to the desired Group>Group Info >Group Settings>Send Messages.
  • You’ll get two options – ‘Only Admins’ and ‘All Participants’.
  • If you select Only Admins, no one other than the group admin will be able to send messages.
  • By selecting All Participants (which is enabled by default), will allow all the members to send messages.
  • If you change to Only Admins, the said group will get a blue notification informing about the recent development.

2. Restrict Members from Editing Group’s Info

While changing a group icon or even the name is not that big a deal, but when there are more than 100 people in a group, it gets cumbersome if random people keep on changing the group’s description.

  • Open WhatsApp and select the group whose privacy settings you want to change.
  • Tap on the group’s name, wherein you’ll be taken to a new page.
  • Look for Settings and tap on it.
  • You will see three options under the group settings. Click ‘Edit group info.’
  • You’ll get two options – ‘All participants’ and ‘Only Admins.’
  • Select Admins if you don’t want anyone else to change the name of info of the group.

When other members click on the group icon, they’ll get an encircled icon instead of an edit icon which gives you a pop-up saying ‘Only admins can edit this group’s info.’

This was our short tutorial on how to restrict members in a WhatsApp group. We wish that WhatsApp included a third option, a section of members name, which we could select. Well, this might also come in a future update. Keep following us and be updated on such crucial little things. Tell us in the comments section on what restrictions would you impose in your groups.


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