WhatsApp Communities? WABetaInfo leaks details; check how it will benefit you

    New leak confirms WhatsApp Communities is coming; check out how it will benefit users.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Nov 07 2021, 12:07 PM IST
    WhatsApp Communities will give more control to admins and allow multiple groups to be formed in a single community.
    WhatsApp Communities will give more control to admins and allow multiple groups to be formed in a single community. (Bloomberg)
    WhatsApp Communities will give more control to admins and allow multiple groups to be formed in a single community.
    WhatsApp Communities will give more control to admins and allow multiple groups to be formed in a single community. (Bloomberg)

    WhatsApp is constantly working on adding new features to its platform. Back in October this year, XDA Developers reported that the Meta-owned messaging app was working on a new feature called WhatsApp Communities. Now, WABetaInfo has come forward and confirmed that such a feature is indeed in the works at the company and also leaked more details.

    WhatsApp Communities, as the blog site describes it, will be a searching WhatsApp group in which group admins will have greater control. Also, one community can have multiple groups under it, all of which will be protected by end-to-end encryption.

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    The blog site says that Community admins will be able to send messages in this group chat and they will be able to group some groups related to the community.

    One of the major differences between Communities and WhatsApp groups will be that a Community will offer some tools to admins to better manage all groups. At this point, it remains unknown as to what these features exactly could be. Furthermore, Community admins will be able to invite other people to join their Community. They will be able to add new members manually or via using a “Community Invite Link”. They will also be able to invite and add new members to their WhatsApp Communities using QR codes.

    Another major difference between WhatsApp communities and WhatsApp groups will be the fact that when a new user joins a community, it does not necessarily mean that they will be able to send messages to all groups of the community immediately. It is possible that group admins will decide how community members interact with others in the mix.

    The screenshots of the WhatsApp feature shared by the blog site shows that WhatsApp will help its users distinguish between a WhatsApp group and a WhatsApp community by tweaking the community icon a bit. Community icons will be square with rounded edges to distinguish the community from a group chat while the group icons are round just like the individual chat icons.

    All said and done, WhatsApp Community feature is still under development and there is no word on when this feature will arrive on the company’s Android or iOS-based apps.

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    First Published Date: 07 Nov, 12:07 PM IST
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