WhatsApp’s New Community Feature
WhatsApp unveiled Communities on Thursday as a new feature in the program that would allow users to create and add groups under one single roof. The news comes months after users saw the functionality in testing on WhatsApp Web. What exactly does this feature offer? Dive into the article to know more.
What Will Communities Offer To Users?
Communities on WhatsApp will provide administrators additional options, such as the ability to send a single message to everyone and control over which groups may be included in a specific community. In addition to the Communities feature, WhatsApp released a slew of new improvements, including an increased file sharing limit, responses, and the option to allow group audio conversations for up to 32 individuals at the same time.
Users in a Community will also be able to view its description and all of the groups that are a part of it. However, it will not allow members in one group to view the phone numbers of persons in other groups. They will, however, be able to view the number of people accessible in their groups. The phone numbers of all group members will, of course, be visible to administrators.
What Are The Other Features Coming?
Besides the above-mentioned feature, a few more updates coming are:
1. Users in one group will not be able to see conversations of other groups. Still, they will have the option to join other groups in their Community.
2. Administrators will also have additional tools to help them better manage group conversations in their Communities. The announcement messages that admins will be able to send to everyone will be one of the tools.
3. Users in Communities will be able to report abuse, block accounts, and quit any of them, just as they can do in ordinary groups. In addition, WhatsApp has vowed to continue using end-to-end encryption to secure communications in Communities.
The primary goal of Communities appears to be to allow individuals to quickly organize smaller discussion groups on the platform, which might make WhatsApp an even more practical alternative for group conversations. It would also assist in distinguishing essential groups from their random family groups, where they usually get “Good morning” texts or other informal stuff.