We’ve known for a long time that WhatsApp improves community responsiveness and functionality. Now it has finally officially announced them. Here are all the details
Community activities will focus on organizations such as schools, local clubs, and nonprofits, according to the press release.
WhatsApp communities allow people to join different groups under one roof with a structure that suits them. This way, people can receive updates posted to the community and easily organize small discussion groups about what is important to them. Communities will also include powerful new tools for admins, including alerts to everyone and controlling which groups they can join.
In addition to Communities, Groups will also innovate – whether they are part of the community or not – with up to 32 voice calls, reactions, file-sharing of up to 2GB, and the ability for the admin to delete messages.
Reactions: Emoji reactions come to WhatsApp so people can easily share their opinions without overwhelming conversations with new messages.
Admin Delete: Group admins can delete errors or problem messages from all conversations.
File-Sharing: We’ve expanded file sharing to support up to 2 gigabytes of files so people can easily collaborate on projects.
Multiple voices call: For when live chat is better than chat, we will launch a one-click voice call for up to 32 people with a new design.
The company’s CEO, Will Cathcart, has revealed that Reactions will start out as just six emojis, but will evolve into something comparable to a reaction on Instagram, as WABetaInfo sees it.
WhatsApp says it’s “early days for communities” in the app, and “creating new features to support them will be our main focus next year,” meaning we’ll have to wait longer to reap the benefits. of all these features.