The new functionality is believed to be included in the WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 upgrade, however it is deactivated by default.
According to reports, WhatsApp is working on a new feature that would allow users to see previous members of their groups.
The update by the Meta-owned instant messaging software will make it easier for anyone to trace members who have previously departed a WhatsApp group.
The feature has been discovered in WhatsApp for Android beta v18.104.22.168, which is available through the Google Play Beta programme, however it is now unavailable to testers.
WhatsApp has recently been found working on a feature that will allow users to leave groups quietly without alerting existing members.
According to WABetaInfo, a WhatsApp features tracker, customers will soon be able to see former participants in their groups.
The functionality, which was discovered in the Android v22.214.171.124 beta, is still in development and not available to beta testers.
A screenshot of the new option is included in the report, providing customers an idea of how the function would appear once it is implemented.
The View Past Participants option is visible at the bottom of the group participants list in WhatsApp group details in the screenshot.
The feature to see prior participants is presently visible to everyone in the group, not just group admins, according to WABetaInfo, though this may change before the tool is given out to beta testers or the general public.
WhatsApp is working on new features and improvements to improve the platform’s group messaging experience.
The business is developing a new feature that would allow users to leave WhatsApp groups quietly.
This functionality (once again under development, not visible to beta testers) was recently detected in WhatsApp Desktop beta, allowing users to leave groups without informing other members.
Only the user and group administrators will be notified of the exit.
When someone leaves a group, WhatsApp now displays an auto-generated notification.