WhatsApp has become so popular because it listens to its users. One example of that is the latest feature they are working on and is already there in the beta version of the app on Android. People have been wanting to demote admin while retaining them in the WhatsApp group. Until now, you had to take the long way where one of the admins had to first remove the desired admin from the group and then add them to the group again. With the latest update, you can directly remove admin rights on WhatsApp without removing from group using the new Dismiss as admin option.
Note: Currently, the feature has only rolled out to the beta version of the app(2.18.13). If you can’t wait for the feature to be on the official Android version then here’s how you can get the beta version.
It can be expected to roll out soon for iPhone as well. We will update this article once that happens.
Dismiss Admin On WhatsApp Without Removing From Group
The Dismiss as admin option will only be available to the group admins. So, if you are one then here’s how you can demote another admin.
- Launch WhatsApp and open the desired group conversation.
- Tap on the group name at the top to go to the Group Info screen.
- Next, tap on the name of the admin you wish to demote under participants.
- On the next menu, select Dismiss as admin.
In a couple of seconds, the person’s admin rights will be removed and will be transferred to a normal group member.
As mentioned earlier, currently you will only get this option if you are using the beta version(2.18.13) or later.
The new feature makes it possible to remove admin rights on WhatsApp while keeping the person in the group. Is it something that will be useful for you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and also share this guide to let others know about the latest update.