- WhatsApp has detailed the new communities feature coming to the app.
- The company has also announced many other features, including the ability to share larger files, emoji reactions, and more.
WhatsApp has officially acknowledged several upcoming features. The company wrote a blog post detailing all the new options coming to the chat app, including the communities feature, perhaps one of the biggest additions to the platform in years.
According to WhatsApp, communities will encompass a collection of separate groups. They will allow organizations like schools, local clubs, and nonprofits to come under one umbrella and get things done more efficiently.
“People can get updates sent to the entire community and easily host smaller discussion groups about what matters to them,” the company wrote in a blog post.
Community admins will get powerful tools to control which groups can be included. They will also be able to broadcast announcement messages to all members of the community.
In addition, WhatsApp ensures that the chats within the communities will be end-to-end encrypted.
There is no specific date for the communities to be added to the platform, but it shouldn’t be too long.
Meanwhile, the more immediate updates headed to WhatsApp include things we’ve been hearing about for the past few days.
Soon you will be able to react to messages using emojis. Group admins will be able to remove erroneous messages from everyone’s chats. The file sharing limit will be increased to 2 GB. And finally, one-touch voice calling will now allow up to 32 people to talk to each other.
Once again, it is also not known when all these new features will arrive on WhatsApp. We will update this article when we have more details.