Facebook is facing a lot of heat for sharing data with third-party firms. But this doesn’t put a halt on developing its products further. Facebook Messenger’s product manager Drew Moxon few hours ago announced some features for the app that gives the Group admins more power than ever. These ‘widely-requested’ Messenger features aim to make group chats more robust and seamless.
One of them is ‘Admin Privileges’ using which you get the option to approve new members before they join the group chat. Also, you get the option to remove members if required or even promote and demote them. This feature is also coming out for Facebook’s Workplace Chat.
“The great thing about admin privileges in Messenger is they work in the background; if your group chat doesn’t need that level of control, it won’t get in the way of your group messaging. You’ll have the option to decide if you’d like admin approval for approving new members, but this preference is off by default in your group chat settings,” says Moxon.
Messenger Lite also got the ability for video messaging earlier this month. At the time of announcing this new feature, Facebook also took the opportunity to reveal that the standalone Messenger app witnessed around 17 billion video chats last year. This is twice the number than what was seen in 2016.