WhatsApp was spotted testing a new button in group chats that will allow one administrator to “demote” or “dismiss” other administrators. As we all know, you can not demote admin without first deleting them from the group and then adding again as normal participants.
WhatsApp is testing the feature on both Android (beta v2.18.12) and iOS. Presently, when an administrator wants to remove a fellow administrator from the post, it is required to first directly remove the concerned administrator from the group and then add him or her again.
According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the new option, present in the Group Info section as Dismiss as admin, allows an administrator to dismiss another one without removing him or her from the group.
“At present, WhatsApp is developing this feature for iOS and it will be available soon for all users. For Android, it is already enabled by default in the newest WhatsApp Google Play beta for Android 2.18.12,” the report added.