Its confirmed! The long-awaited WhatsApp Communities feature is coming to your app! But what will change with this new feature? Find out here.
Putting an end to long-running development and updates around the long-awaited feature, WhatsApp has finally announced a group-related feature, Communities. Along with several other new features such as Emoji reactions, admin access to delete problematic messages, increased file sharing and up to 32 participants in a single audio call, the Community feature has finally made its place available to WhatsApp. Although, immediately available to all users right now, but over time, everyone including you will be able to experience WhatsApp Communities. Now you might be wondering what is the buzz about this new WhatsApp feature? Let’s explain.
WhatApp Communities: How Does It Work?
Before analyzing the working mechanism of this new WhatsApp feature, let’s understand what exactly WhatApp Communities means. In simple words, it is a feature that will allow WhatsApp users to participate in multiple group chats in one place. It will form a kind of community of various WhatsApp groups with a purpose more or less similar to that of a WhatsApp group. The Meta-owned messaging app believes that this way people can get updates sent to the entire Community and easily organize smaller discussion groups about what’s important to them.
So, what is the need for Communities when we already have WhatsApp groups? The instant messaging app responded in a blog post! He says, “Organizations like schools, local clubs, and non-profits now rely on WhatsApp to securely communicate and get things done in groups.” This is where the need for Communities comes in.
“Communities will also contain powerful new tools for administrators”
The new WhatsApp Communities will also give new powers to WhatsApp group admins. Basically, you will be the administrator responsible for creating and managing an entire community on WhatsApp. The admin will have the power to choose which group will be part of the community, creating a new one or adding the existing WhatsApp groups to a community. They will also be able to unlink groups or even an individual member. Giving more control over the management of content that has been shared in these communities, as admins will be able to delete inappropriate or abusive messages or media for all group members.