Whatsapp rolls out new 'Communities' feature; Know how to use it
Chandigarh, November 17, 2022: Meta-owned WhatsApp, recently launched its new Community feature, allowing users to club up to 20 WhatsApp groups together to form a community.
Communities are designed to house multiple related groups within bigger organizations of people, such as a neighborhood or a workplace.
Communities help to bring all related groups into one place, connect with schools, neighbourhoods, camps and more, and keep everyone in the loop with the announcement group.
Communities were first tested by the company in April and are now being rolled out to everyone, reported The Verge.
A few new features that Meta is providing could enhance daily communications. The use of new in-chat polls could be beneficial for choosing a meeting time or a movie to watch.
Up to 32 people can now participate in video calls, which may be useful for a large video call in your new Community.
Additionally, WhatsApp is increasing the maximum group size from 512 to 1024 individuals if you simply want to create a huge group.
Step-by-step guide on how to create a community on WhatsApp:
Step 1- Tap on the communities tab on the top left corner on android devices and however for ios users, it shows directly next to the conversations and settings options.
Step 2- Then tap to get started.
Step 3- Enter the community name, description, and profile photo. (Community name limit should be 24 characters). Add a description that should provide the members an idea of what the community is about and add a community icon.
Step 4- Now, add existing groups or create a new group.
Step 5- Once you are done including groups, click the green checkmark icon.