How to Make Only Admins Can Send Messages in Telegram or WhatsApp
In this post, you’ll see the steps to make only admins can send messages and change group information on Telegram and WhatsApp.
Note that you must be a group admin to follow this post. Let’s begin.
Make Only Admins Can Send Messages in the Telegram Group
By default, any participant can send messages to the Telegram group and change its name, description, and icon.
Follow the steps below to allow only admins to do these.
Remember, once you didn’t let the members send the messages to the group, they couldn’t send media, stickers, GIFs, polls, and embed links.
Android or iPhone
Open the Telegram app.
Tap the group chat and then its name at the top.
Tap the “Pencil” icon (on Android) or “Edit” (on iPhone) at the top right. Select “Permissions.”
Disable the “Send Messages” option if you don’t want the members to send messages.
Disable “Change Chat Info” (Android) or “Change Group Info” (iPhone) beneath “Pin Messages” to let the admin only change the group name, icon, and description.
Tap the “Tick” icon at the top right (on Android) or the “Back” at the left (on iPhone), and that’s it.
Here’s how you can revert:
Follow the above steps and turn on the “Change Chat (or Group) Info” or “Send Messages” option.
If you wish, you can enable these options to let the participants send these in the group chat:
- Send Media
- Send Stickers and GIFs
- Send Polls
- Embed Links
Web or Desktop
In the Telegram Desktop app or Web, click on the group chat and hit its name at the top.
On the Desktop, hit the three vertical dots in the pop-up and select “Manage group.” On the Web, hit the “Pencil” icon in the right sidebar.
Select “Permissions.” Turn off “Send messages.” Disable “Change group info” to let admin only alter group info.
On the Desktop, hit on “Save.” On the Web, hit the “Tick” icon at the bottom and the “Back” arrow.
To revert, follow the above steps and turn on the “Send messages” or “Change group info” option.
If you wish, you can enable these options to let the members send these in the group: Send media, Send stickers & GIFs, Embed links, and Send polls.
See: How to Disable Slow Mode on Telegram
Make Only Admin Can Send Messages on WhatsApp Group
By default, any participant can send messages to the WhatsApp group and change the subject, description, icon, and disappearing messages setting.
Follow the steps below to allow only admins to send messages in the group and change those mentioned above.
Android or iPhone
Open WhatsApp and make sure you’re in the “Chats” tab.
Open the group chat and tap the group name at the top.
OR On Android, long-press the group conversation and tap three vertical dots at the top. On iPhone, swipe the group chat to the left and select “More.” Select “Group info.”
Hit the “Group settings” option and tap the “Send messages.”
In the pop-up, tap the “Only admins” option. On Android, tap “OK.”
To let the admin only change group info, tap “Edit group info” (on Android) or “Edit Group Settings” (on iPhone). The rest are the same as the above.
You can revert by choosing “All participants.” On Android, tap “OK.”
Note: Check out this guide if you want to know “Edit Group Admins.”
In WhatsApp Web, click on the group chat and its name at the top of the conversation.
On the right sidebar, you can see many options.
Click on “Group settings” and hit “Send messages.” Select “Edit group info” to allow only the admin to change WhatsApp group info.
Choose “Only admins” and click the “Confirm” button.
That’s it. To revert, choose “All participants” and click “Confirm.”
In the Desktop app, click on the group chat and hit the group name at the top.
Hit “Settings” in the pop-up. In the “Send messages” drop-down list, choose “Only admins.”
To let admin only change WhatsApp group info, open the “Edit group info” drop-down list and choose “Only admins.”
That’s all. To revert, choose “All participants.”