Whatsapp has come up with a new update through which group admins have the right to stop other members from texting. In this update, users who are not group admins will still be able to read the messages and can respond privately to the admin. This new update will basically give more power to the group administrators.
It will also give the group admins an added advantage of other members in terms of participation in the conversation. The group admin will decide who can send messages in the group. The feature will restrict group members from sending messages however it will not stop them to read the messages.