WhatsApp today announced a major update to help its users "connect in the groups that matter to them". The global rollout of the Communities feature will allow users to have multiple groups together under one roof and let them organise group conversations on the platform with the "level of privacy and security not found anywhere else".
Communities like neighbourhoods, workplaces, non-profit organisations, clubs and schools can now connect multiple groups together under one umbrella to organize group conversations on WhatsApp.
Users will be able to tap on the new communities’ tab at the top of their chats on Android and at the bottom on iOS to either start a new community or add existing groups to a community.
Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, Meta, announced the global rollout of Communities on WhatsApp on Thursday.
To complement the launch, WhatsApp has been expanding the limits of its group features. Video calling now supports 32 people on a single call, while groups can now have up to 1,024 people. WhatsApp is also introducing the ability to create in-chat polls.