WhatsApp Communities, a competitor to the Telegram Channels feature, spotted on the web version


WhatsApp is working on a new feature for its desktop version. WhatsApp Communities, a feature introduced earlier this year, was spotted on WhatsApp’s desktop client beta. This new feature will support Telegram Channels which is gaining popularity due to its ability to add more members. WhatsApp Communities has been spotted on the Android version as well as the iOS version. Also read – WhatsApp is working on a ‘connection approval’ feature to keep hackers at bay

WhatsApp Communities The icon was spotted on the messaging app by WAbetainfo, a website that tracks the latest features introduced on the beta. The website spotted a community icon in the top right, next to the WhatsApp status button. A screenshot shows a new communities icon on WhatsApp. The new feature is under development and even WhatsApp beta users cannot use it at the moment. Read also – Members of the WhatsApp group will soon be able to leave a group chat quietly: here’s how

Once the WhatsApp Communities feature is available, this button will serve as a shortcut to access the Communities hub. Users will be able to see the communities they are part of and also the communities they were part of. Since the feature has been spotted on Android, iOS, and even the web, the WhatsApp Communities feature could be launching very soon, at least for use on the beta. Read also – Uber now allows you to book taxis, bikes and cars on WhatsApp: here’s how it works

What are WhatsApp communities?

WhatsApp explained that Communities will allow people to bring together separate groups under one umbrella with a structure that works for them. This way, people can get updates sent out to the whole community and easily organize smaller discussion groups about what matters to them.

How will WhatsApp communities work?

Each community on WhatsApp will have a description and a menu of groups people can choose to join. WhatsApp says it provides structure and organization to conversations between larger, more complex groups that allows people to focus on what matters to them.

For example, Communities will make it easier for a principal to bring together all the parents in the school to share must-see updates and create groups about specific classes, extracurricular activities, or volunteer needs.


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