Both of these have now been made official by the corporation. The following is a comprehensive guide.
For example, schools and non-profit organizations will be targeted via the new Communities feature.
People will be able to organize themselves in a way that works best for them by creating their own WhatsApp communities.
In this manner, members of the community can stay up to speed on the latest news and quickly form smaller groups to debate specific topics of interest.
New administrative tools, such as mass announcements and the ability to choose which groups receive them, will be incorporated in communities.
If you’re not a member of a community, you’ll be able to participate in up to 32-person audio calls, as well as responses, file sharing up to 2GB, and the option for the administrator to remove messages in your group.
- WhatsApp is introducing emoji responses, which allow users to express their thoughts without having to send a new message to their friends.
- Erroneous or inappropriate messages may be deleted from all conversations by group moderators.
File Sharing — To make it easier for individuals to work together on projects, we’re expanding file sharing to allow files up to 2 gigabytes in size.
We’ll launch one-tap voice calling for up to 32 people with an all-new look for those occasions when talking live is better than chatting.
In an interview with WABetaInfo, the company’s CEO, Would Cathcart, said that Responses will begin with six emojis but eventually expand into something comparable to Instagram reactions.
Communities are just getting started on WhatsApp, and the company claims that “developing additional features to support them will be a significant emphasis of ours in the year to come,” which means that we’ll have to wait a little longer to make use of these new features before they’re available to everyone.
We’re excited to announce that reactions are coming to WhatsApp starting with 👍❤️😂😮😢🙏 and with all emojis and skin-tones to come. pic.twitter.com/086JnVS5Ey
— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) April 14, 2022