whatsapp: This Monday (11), the XDA Developers portal has the latest beta edition of the whatsapp application and identified a new feature called “Community” – “Community” in free translation. Visible in version 18.104.22.168, the tool has not been detailed by the service and the site speculates that it could be a new form of conversation that will co-exist with traditional groups, bringing more social networking features to the messenger.
According to the strings, the novelty will use an invite system to allow for the entry of new members. Customers can also provide QR codes as shortcuts.
Like what already exists in the messenger, the initiative will have administrators, who can set permissions for other participants, as well as change descriptions of communities and access other settings.
And what could it be?
Initially, the portal speculated that communities were just a change in the name of the existing resource, but the strings are new and on one line, even groups are mentioned in the description.
However, without details of the company, it is still impossible to determine the purpose of the initiative. Below expectations, XDA Developers believes that communities can be channels that bring multiple groups together at the same time. It is also possible that it is a place for sending messages with an informational focus, such as in the Telegram channels, and that contains threaded discussions.
Someone has leaked ‘Community’, in development for WhatsApp. We wanted to wait for some screenshots to introduce it.
Community is a way for users to better organize their WhatsApp groups. Nothing more, it’s not like Twitter and Facebook. Updates coming soon…
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) October 11, 2021
The WABetaInfo website says it is waiting for screenshots before discussing the leak. In the meantime, any details about the new feature should be regarded as rumours.