WhatsApp has been experimenting with several exciting new features for its users. From grouping groups to sending files as large as 2GB, WhatsApp announced that it will also introduce the facility to connect with 32 people in a group voice call. Currently, only 8 people can be added to a group voice call and files of up to 1GB can be shared on the platform.
WhatsApp will now also allow the admin of a chat group to delete any messages they want at any time. The deleted messages will not be visible to any other group members, a company spokesperson said.
“We built WhatsApp communities to make it much easier to organise all your group chats and find information. You’ll be able to bring different groups together into one community — for example, in addition to individual groups for different classes, you might have one overall community for parents at a school with a central place for announcements and tools for admins. We’re also adding new features to groups on WhatsApp, including reactions, large file sharing and bigger group calls,” Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta Platforms, the owner of WhatsApp, said in a Facebook post.
A WhatsApp blog post said that when their competitors are focusing on increasing the maximum limit of group chats, they are choosing to focus on groups that are part of their daily lives.
“We’ll introduce one-tap voice calling for up to 32 people with an all-new design,” the blog post said.
Mentioning the communities feature, WhatsApp said it will be easier for users now to group their personal and professional groups. “Communities on WhatsApp will enable people to bring together separate groups under one umbrella with a structure that works for them.” The blog post said.
The blog post also shared a visual representation of the number of new features they are bringing to the platform:
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