WhatsApp to introduce Communities feature for organising groups

English News 14 Apr 2022 11

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the Communities feature would be rolled out over the coming months. He said Meta would be building community messaging features for Facebook, Messenger and Instagram...

WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging platforms is adding new feature called Communities to organise groups in larger structure that could be used by workplaces and schools.


WhatsApp head Will Cathcart told Reuters the feature would bring together groups, which are capped at 256 users, under bigger umbrellas where administrators could send alerts to a community of thousands.

With the pandemic changing how workplaces function, WhatsApp is now being used by organisations, schools, local clubs to communicate among members and get things done.

What are ‘Communities’ on WhatsApp?

The Communities feature will help people in bringing together separate groups under one umbrella with a structure suitable for them. The users can get updates sent to the entire community and organise smaller discussion groups on the issues of importance. There are new tools for community admins, including announcement messages that are sent to everyone and control over which groups are to be included.

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