WhatsApp: How to prevent attendees from editing data from a group

WhatsApp Beta for Android has been granted a feature to prevent group members from editing the conversation name, photo, and description. The feature is disabled by default and, after being configured, restricts changes to chat administrators.

In the following tutorial, see the step-by-step how to prevent participants from making changes to WhatsApp groups. Note that the feature is available only to users of the messenger test version, starting at 2.18.132 - learn how to update your apps.

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Step 1. Open the group whose changes you want to restrict and tap on the name of the conversation at the top of the screen. In group data, touch Group Settings.

Open group data

Step 2. Touch "Edit group data". Check the "Only admins" option and press "OK". You must be a group administrator to gain access to this option.

Preventing participants from editing group data

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