- WhatsApp has detailed its new community feature coming to the app.
- The company has also announced a lot of other features, including the ability to share larger files, emoji responses and more.
WhatsApp has officially recognized several upcoming features. The company wrote a blog post describing all the new features coming to the chat app, including the community feature, perhaps one of the biggest additions to the platform for years.
According to WhatsApp, communities will include a collection of separate groups. They will allow organizations like schools, local clubs and non-profit organizations to come under one umbrella and get things done more efficiently.
“People can receive updates sent to the entire community and easily organize smaller discussion groups about what matters to them,” the company wrote in a blog post.
Community administrators are given powerful tools to control which groups can be included. They will also be able to send out messages to everyone in the community.
In addition, WhatsApp ensures that chats in communities will be end-to-end encrypted.
There is no specific date for when communities will come on board the platform, but it should not be long now.
Meanwhile, several immediate updates on the way to WhatsApp include things we’ve heard about in the last few days.
You will soon be able to respond to messages using emojis. Group administrators 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 calls will now allow up to 32 people to talk to each other.
Once again, there is also no word on when all these new features will hit WhatsApp. We will update this article when we have more details.