WhatsApp, India’s most popular messaging platform, has introduced a new feature called ‘Communities’ that will soon hit smartphones across the globe. The Meta-owned messaging platform also unveiled four new features for groups, including admin delete, large voice calls, message reactions, and large file sharing.
- —Reactions WhatsApp is getting emoji reactions to allow users to quickly share their opinion without flooding chats with new messages. Right now, one needs to send a message to respond to someone in the group.
- —Admin Delete WhatsApp will now allow group admins to be able to remove errant or problematic messages from everyone’s chats.
- —File Sharing The messaging platform is also increasing file sharing to support files up to 2 gigabytes so people can easily collaborate on a project.
- —Larger Voice Calls WhatsApp previously extended group calls to 8 members from 4. Now, the company has introduced voice calling for up to 32 members at a time. WhatsApp has also redesigned the voice calls interface.
As for the availability, WhatsApp said that these features will be “rolling out in the coming weeks so people can start trying them out even before Communities are ready”. These features will be rolled out for beta users, followed by stable release.