It’s confirmed! The highly anticipated WhatsApp Communities feature is coming to your app! But what will change with this new feature? Find out here.
WhatsApp is putting an end to the long-running development and updates around the highly anticipated feature and has finally announced a group-related feature, Communities. Along with several other new features like Emoji Reactions, admin access to delete problematic messages, larger file sharing, and up to 32 participants in a single audio call, the Community feature has finally made its place for WhatsApp. Although, now immediately available to all users, but with time, everyone, including yourself, will experience the WhatsApp communities. Now you must be thinking what is all the buzz about this new WhatsApp feature? Let’s explain.
WhatsApp communities: how does it work?
Before looking at the working mechanism of this new WhatsApp feature, let’s first take a look at what WhatsApp Communities means exactly. In simple terms, it is a feature that allows WhatsApp users to merge multiple group chats in one place. It will form a kind of community of multiple WhatsApp groups with more or less the same purpose as a WhatsApp group. Meta’s messaging app believes that this way people can get updates sent to the entire community and easily organize smaller discussion groups about what matters to them.
So, what do communities need if we already have WhatsApp groups? The instant messaging app replied in a blog post! It reads: “Organisations such as schools, local clubs and non-profits now rely on WhatsApp to securely communicate and get things done… we think we can do more to make it easier to help people have these busy conversations under this kind of manage groups.” This is where the need for communities comes in.
“Communities will also include powerful new tools for administrators”
The new WhatsApp communities will also give new privileges to the WhatsApp group administrators. Basically, it is the administrator who is responsible for creating and managing an entire community on WhatsApp. The admin has the power to choose which group belongs to the community by creating a new one or adding the existing WhatsApp groups to a community. They can also unlink groups or even an individual member. Give more control over the management of the content shared in these communities, as administrators can remove inappropriate or abusive posts or media for all group members.