WhatsApp has now rolled out another feature for Android beta version and Windows users called Group Description. This feature will allow the users to add a description to their respective groups, similar to what we have been doing in our personal profiles. This new group description feature has a 500-character limit, by which you can help new members get a brief sense of the group’s purpose and activities before joining the group.
This new feature is available in WhatsApp for Android beta version 2.18.57 and WhatsApp for Windows beta version 2.18.28. So, if you are a beta user, you have to update your current version to get access to the Group Description feature. After updating your app, select any of your WhatsApp group and click the Group name, you will now see a new option for adding Group description. You can simply enter whatever description you want to add to the Group.
However, similar to the feature in the group were anyone can change or remove the group profile picture. All members of the group can change, edit or remove the Group description. And also, after changing the Group profile picture, WhatsApp sends a notification to all members of the group that the picture has been changed along with the name of the group member who changed it. If any group member changes the Group description WhatsApp will send a notification for the same within the group to all members about the status of the description and the person who changed it. While the ability to edit the description is currently available for all group members, we can expect WhatsApp to restrict access to only group admins in the future.
The feature is currently seen on WhatsApp beta for Android and Windows and expect it to roll out the feature very soon. Although there is no official word about rolling out the feature to the standard WhatsApp users and the iOS devices. If you are interested, you can still get access to it by registering yourself as a beta user. Head on to Google Play store and download WhatsApp beta on your Android or Windows phone.