Facebook Messenger for Android Receives Joinable Links and Admin Privileges

Facebook Messenger for Android Receives Joinable Links and Admin Privileges

Facebook Messenger has received a bunch of new features to enhance your group chat experience.

Being a Facebook group admin comes along with additional responsibilities-including relating with people of different backgrounds and beliefs.

There are admin privileges as well as joinable links and real-time voice and video chats support within groups to make users stick to group conversations on Messenger. "The first of the tools is aimed at group admins, allowing them to essentially vet new members of group chats before they can join in", Venture Beat reports.

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This should be useful in discussions with friends of friends, or if you're trying to get large groups of people you're not connected with together (to plan a party, or talk about community issues, for example). People who click the link will either be automatically added to the group if approvals are turned off, or will be added once the admin approves the request. Also, you get the option to remove members if required or even promote and demote them. Facebook Groups has seen quite a few updates in the past few months, given that users made around 2.5 million new groups every day a year ago. You need to approve new members from your side to let them start catching up with other members of your group.

Drew Moxon, the Messenger Product Manager added that it is optional for Messenger groups and they may not opt for it if they do not need that level of control for managing that group. In a video or audio chat, simply tap the screen and select the "add person" icon, and then choose who you want to join. The second feature is the joinable group links with which a user can easily join a group using a link.

This is not the only thing related to the Messenger platform as the video calling feature in Messenger Lite is rolling out today for Android users.