Communities vs Groups: WhatsApp Explains Difference

WhatsApp has yet again come up with a new and exciting feature for its users. Earlier they could create groups but now they could create a group of groups called communities. Let me explain it to you.

With the launch of this new feature, WhatsApp users will be able to club up to 20 of their groups and create one community. This feature has been designed to offer a single platform to multiple groups existing in an organization such as a workplace or your neighborhood.

Communities vs Groups: WhatsApp Explains Difference

Soon after this feature was released, the WhatsApp users raised questions about the need for this feature. WhatsApp answered those queries of its users by posting this video on their Twitter handle that I am linking with this article.

WhatsApp explained that the groups allowed people to join a single kind of conversation but the communities will enable multiple conversations to exist at one place at the same time. For example a Summer Camp can have multiple aspects like food, sleeping, activities and more. We can create a community where every aspect can have a separate group without interfering into each other. It will enable the users to find the needed information conveniently.

Just like Slack and Discord, admins can share updates with a larger number of people through a single announcement channel.

With the release of this new, amazing and useful WhatsApp feature, there are other features that rolled out during this year and I am listing them below:

  • In Chat Polls which can help people decide a time for the meeting or a movie to watch.
  • Up to 32 people can join a single video call.
  • WhatsApp is also increasing the number of people who can join a group from 512 to 1024.


With all these additions in WhatsApp, the users will be able to use this basic texting application for bigger purposes. The businesses will be more attracted to this application as it will soon become a package with every needful feature.

Also Read:

WhatsApp Announced A Streak of New Features: Privacy, Communities, Online Status and More

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