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Whatsapp will launch the “Community” feature, provide file sharing up to 2 GB and emoticons


Inspired by feedback from the more than $400 million strong Indian market, messaging service WhatsApp, owned by Meta Platforms, will soon launch a “community” feature, which will effectively be a group of chat rooms. India’s most used email service is also looking to increase the file sharing limit from 100MB to 2GB.

The community feature will allow users to bring together different groups with common interests under one roof. WhatsApp says this will enable common information sharing between linked groups.

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To enumerate the benefits of the “community” feature, WhatsApp came up with the use case of a school with parents belonging to different groups. WhatsApp claims that groups of parents divided by student age, extracurricular activities and locations can be combined into a single “community”, which will allow school administration to share information.

Whatsapp says it will simultaneously introduce safeguards to ensure privacy and consent. It ensures that users will have the ability to block, report, or silently leave communities. Limits will also be placed on transfers and discoverability.

Whatsapp will launch the "Community" feature, provide file sharing up to 2 GB and emoticons (Picture: WhatsApp)

Moreover, to make it easier for users, WhatsApp will also expand the possibility of voice calls. The new feature will allow an audio call with 32 people. WhatsApp has also sought to empower group administrators to delete messages. Based on user feedback, WhatsApp will also allow users to share emojis.

Whatsapp will launch the "Community" feature, provide file sharing up to 2 GB and emoticons (Picture: WhatsApp)

Company officials confirm that the new features will be introduced during this calendar year.

First post: STI


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