WhatsApp—a product from Meta—finally launched its own Communities feature which offers a larger and more structured discussion groups.
While everybody is excited about it, this is something similar to what we’ve seen with Twitter Communities.
Twitter Communities were created to give people a dedicated place to connect, share, and get closer to the discussions they care about most. Communities are started and managed by people on Twitter — admins and moderators who enforce Community rules and keep conversations informative, relevant, and fun – Twitter
What to expect and explore with the new Communities feature on WhatsApp
- The new feature allows 32-person voice and video calls within a community
- Larger-file sharing—up to 2GB, emoji reactions and polls
- Communities themselves can support groups of about 1,024 users and offer end-to-end encryption—you might be wondering why it isn’t lesser or more than 1,024. I’ve no idea myself
- Communities are not searchable. A community can’t be discovered when searched. It strictly by invite
- The admin or admins of a community has the power to add members to the groups or send an invitation link that allow others to become Community members
- A community has one main announcement group, which alerts everyone of the most important messages
- Members can only chat in small sub-groups approved by the admin
There’s more to find out when you’re invited to join a community why give you too many spoilers lol…
However, with this new feature, WhatsApp is becoming a more exciting and “informationfull” place for millions of users across the globe. The world of social media continues to shift and imitate the nature of the real human society.
Can you guess what’s coming next?
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By Elijah Christopher