WhatsApp has officially released a group-related feature, putting an end to the long-running development and updates around the much-anticipated feature. The Community feature, along with numerous other new features including Emoji responses, Admin power to remove problematic messages, larger file sharing, and up to 32 people on a single audio chat, has finally arrived on WhatsApp. Though not initially available to all users, the WhatsApp Communities will become available to everyone, including you, over time. You’re probably wondering what all the fuss is about this new WhatsApp feature.
Before we get into the details of how this new WhatsApp feature works, let’s define what “WhatApp Communities” implies. In layman’s terms, it’s a function that allows WhatsApp users to combine many group conversations into a single conversation. It will establish a community of several WhatsApp groups with a goal that is more or less the same as a WhatsApp group. People will be able to get updates provided to the entire Community and simply form smaller discussion groups on topics that are important to them, according to the Meta-owned messaging app.
So, what’s the need for Communities when we already have WhatsApp groups? The instant messaging app answered in a blog post! It says, “Organizations like schools, local clubs, and non-profit organizations now rely on WhatsApp to communicate securely and get things done.. we think there’s more we can do to make it easier to help people manage these busy conversations among these kinds of groups.” That’s where the need for Communities comes in.
WhatsApp group admins will get additional privileges as a result of the new WhatsApp Communities. Essentially, the admin will be in charge of developing and administering a WhatsApp community. Admins will be able to pick which groups will be included in the community, either by creating new ones or by adding existing WhatsApp groups. They’ll be able to unlink entire groups or even individuals. Admins will be able to delete inappropriate or abusive messages or material for all group members, giving them additional control over the content that has been shared in these groups.