The Communities feature for WhatsApp was announced earlier this year, and finally, after months of waiting, the feature is making its way to users across the world. You are going to get a number of features such as the ability to create communities and even have video calls with up to 32 people in them, provided you have the bandwidth or good enough internet for it.
WhatsApp Communities will Start Rolling Out Soon to All Users with More Features Coming in the Following Months
Previously, WhatsApp would only allow you to audio-call 32 people but now you can connect with all of them via video calls as well. With this feature, WhatsApp is looking to take on the likes of Google Meet, Zoom, Teams, and a lot of other services that offer something similar.
The Communities feature is built with small and large organizations as well as businesses, both small and large in mind. Not just that, the groups also support up to 1,024 members. However, not all features are going to be available right away.
With the new Communities feature, WhatsApp users will be able to set up small groups within communities, with each group dedicated to something different. The idea is a lot like Workplace, but it is going to be end-to-end encrypted.
Here's an official statement that you can read.
We’ve been working with over 50 organizations in 15 countries to build Communities to meet their needs. We’re excited that the feedback we’ve heard so far is these new tools are helping groups like these better organize and achieve their goals. There’s a lot more we plan to build and we’ll keep adding features over the coming months. For now, we’re excited to get this into more people’s hands and hear your feedback too.
The new Communities feature also bring a handful of tools such as broadcast message, announcements, and more. Thanks to encryption, you are also getting better security, so you do not worry about anyone else having access to your data.