Messages for important announcements can often get lost in a busy WhatsApp group, especially when everyone is typing at the same time. But if you̵
Launch the WhatsApp app on your Android smartphone, tablet or iPhone and go to your group chat from the “Chats” tab.
Tap the group name at the top of the conversation to view the profile page.
Scroll down and select ‘Group Settings’.
Tap on ‘Send messages’.
Switch to the “Only Admins” option. Select the “OK” button to save the new setting.
Now only the admins have the right to send a message in your WhatsApp group chat. The rest of the members’ access is downgraded to read-only.
Once you update this preference, WhatsApp will add a warning message to the group conversation to notify the participants of the change. For members, the usual compose text field at the bottom is also replaced with a hard note that says “Only admins can send messages.” However, the group’s message history is not affected.
To go back to the previous status of the group chat, you must return to the “Group Settings” menu and switch back to “All Participants”.
Since administrators are in control of this group setting, you can even toggle back and forth between the two choices. If you want to share information you need to make sure everyone reads it, you can turn public posts off and back on later.
On the other hand, if you’re just tired of your phone buzzing constantly due to a chatty group, consider turning off WhatsApp group notifications or mute a chat indefinitely.