Leaving a Whastapp group is the most dreadful thing when its members are your close ones. The reason is that everyone gets alerted when someone exits a group. And that isn’t very pleasant. But, according to WABetaInfo, Whatsapp is working on a feature that will allow users to leave a group silently.
Moreover, Whatsapp allows up to 256 people to join a single chat group. Consequently, it can lead to many members coming and going during a conversation, leading to distraction. And at that point, if someone chooses to leave the group, it becomes public to everyone in the group. Hence, the company seems to have realized its error in making leaving groups less conspicuous. So, Whatsapp is testing out this new feature in the beta phase. However, Whatsapp will notify the group admins of someone leaving the group when the feature becomes available officially. Thus, the “Only you and group admins will be notified that you left the group” dialogue will appear when someone exits a group.
But, here’s the catch, all the members might somehow know who left the group. Consequently, Whatsapp is testing another addition to groups that might show a list of previous members in the group. Fortunately, the feature is in beta and visible in the group info section. Consequently, a list of ‘previous participants’ appears below the list of current group members. And unfortunately, it is accessible to everyone in a group.
So, Whatsapp users cannot precisely leave a group silently after all. Plus, the chances are that users might push back on this feature, and the company might change its mind. Additionally, many users hope that only the admins get access to the list of previous participants. Besides, it is unclear if members can reach back to anyone from that list. In any case, the coming weeks will reveal more info about the silently exiting a Whatsapp group feature.