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WhatsApp is speculated to be working on a new Communities feature that will give group admins more power over groups.

WhatsApp, WhatsApp Communities feature, Communities feature WhatsApp, WhatsApp features, WhatsApp Web, WhatsApp newsAs of now, we do not know when the company is planning to launch, the Communities feature on WhatsApp (Image source: File photo)

WhatsApp is said to be working on a new Communities feature. As per a report by WABetaInfo, the Communities feature on WhatsApp will give admins more power over groups. This will reportedly include the ability to create groups within groups. The new feature is speculated to grant admins the ability to invite new users via a Community Invite Link and then start messaging other members.

The chats appear to be end-to-end encrypted. It seems that a subtle design change will allow users to distinguish Communities from regular group chats. Community icons are expected to be squares with rounded corners as per the report. The possibility of the feature coming to WhatsApp was first spotted by XDA developers in October.

As of now, we do not know when the company is planning to launch, the Communities feature on WhatsApp. It may help the company compete with other messaging apps like Telegram, which offer a host of features. Telegram for instance, has channels, and supports groups with over 200,000 members.

WhatsApp recently introduced three new features to its web version. The company has confirmed that users will now be able to edit photos on the web version too and preview links as well. WhatsApp Web is also getting a new sticker suggestion feature.

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Users will now get access to sticker suggestions when they type a message, which will enable them to find the right sticker for their conversations.

Those who use a sticker during a conversation normally have to go through multiple tabs to find the right sticker, which disrupts the flow. Sometimes one can’t find the sticker easily. The new update will solve this problem.

First published on: 07-11-2021 at 10:29:39 am
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