WhatsApp updates group chats to fight Telegram

16.05.18

WhatsApp launched a slew of new features for Groups on iOS and Android that let admins set a description for their community and decide who can change the Groups settings. Meanwhile, users will be able to get a Group catch up that shows messages they were mentioned in, and search for people in the group. Group improvements will help WhatsApp better compete with Telegram, which has recently emerged as an insanely popular platform for chat groups, especially around cryptocurrency. Telegram has plenty of admin controls of its own, but the two apps will be competing over who can make it easiest to digest these fast-moving chat forums.
WhatsApp alternatives are: Viber, Line, ICQ, BBM, Skype, Telegram, Google Hangouts, WeChat, Kik, Facebook Messenger