WhatsApp Introduces A New Functionality To compete with Telegram

whatsapp: Many users use whatsapp with the aim of not only talking to their friends individually, but also in closed groups. The interesting thing about the application is that no one can enter a group unless authorized by an administrator. But sometimes an admin needs to manage multiple groups and individual users within this app. Fortunately, Meta saw this and soon whatsapp will have a feature called Communities to manage different users and groups.

So are the new WhatsApp communities

As we told you, and you’re sure, whatsapp has a feature called groups that allows you to include multiple users within the same space. If you are the administrator, you control everything that happens in this environment, from those who come in and want to leave everything with your criteria first and the consensus of the rest of the users.

But at the company Menlo Park they have decided to give the application an extra functionality with the so-called Communities. We learned through WABetaInfo that the company was developing a feature that could resemble Telegram channels. This would be a big improvement in the level of control and information of groups for the reasons we will tell you below.

One is because this whatsapp communities are something like a ‘group of groups’. That is, within the same channel you can have multiple groups of people that have already been formed before. This is a big improvement if you have to coordinate with multiple teams and they all need to know the same data.

At the design level, it should be emphasized that the icon is slightly different, as it has a square shape with rounded edges. If this detail continues in the final version, it could be a breakthrough for users to distinguish a group from a community. But this remains a possibility, as private and group chats have the same form and the only distinction is the names and the photos posted in them.

There are no indications yet when the option of communities in whatsapp will be launched or that users can write to it as it happens in Telegram channels. We will have to wait, whether you are an iOS or Android user, to know all the details of this novelty outside the beta version.

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