New ‘Communities’ function
Whatsapp creates order in the chaos of group chat
Everyone knows it: Unlimited group chats on Whatsapp and no overview. With the new “Communities” functionality, the messaging service now wants to organize the chaos.
WhatsApp messenger will introduce Communities, a new functionality for group chats, in the coming months.
Whatsapp already announced in April that there will be innovations in group chats. Now is the time: The new Communities function will be introduced worldwide in the next few months. Whatsapp announced this in a blog post on Thursday.
The new ‘Communities’ functionality should enable users to better organize their work in group chats. With this function, group chats on Whatsapp can be assigned to the so-called “communities”.
Information for parents in schools
Within the community, you can now switch back and forth between related group conversations on different topics. Administrators can also send important updates to the entire community.
The new community function aims to make things easier for schools, among other things. In this way, management can more easily send information to parents and create different groups for special sessions, extracurricular activities, or volunteers within the community.
Opinion polls and giant groups
Whatsapp also introduces other minor innovations, some of which were not mentioned in April. For example, groups of 1024 people can now be created. Previously, the limit was 256.
Video calls will soon be possible with up to 32 people. So far, 8 people have finished.
Surveys may soon be conducted in groups. So if you’re planning a good dinner, all group members can vote on whether they prefer pasta or pizza.
In addition, Whatsapp already announced some innovations in April which have already been implemented in the meantime. You can now reply to messages with emojis. Administrators can delete inappropriate or problematic messages from chat for all users.
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