Today, Mark Zuckerberg announced the latest core updates coming to its instant messaging platform. Users will be able to use the features like creating group polls, video conferencing with up to 32 members, increasing the group members limit to 1,024 users, and creating communities or converting existing groups into communities.
“Today we’re launching Communities on WhatsApp. It makes groups better by enabling sub-groups, multiple threads, announcement channels, and more. We’re also rolling out polls and 32-person video calling too. All secured by end-to-end encryption, so your messages stay private,” said Meta Chief, Mark Zuckerberg.
WhatsApp Announced Multiple Upcoming Features
All About End-To-End Encrypted Community Feature Coming To WhatsApp
- The main aim to add a community feature to WhatsApp is to connect every user to a group of individuals belonging to distinct age groups.
- The community-creating tab will be available at the top of the chats on Android devices and the bottom on iOS devices. Also, users can convert existing group chats to community groups.
- Community admins will have all the powers and they can instruct everyone in the community via direct message. A user, if entered into a community then can switch between the sub-groups easily.
- Community admins can remove one or more sub-groups linked to the community and can show a door to any individual at any time. Moreover, if any explicit or sensitive content is shared in the community group, admins can delete it easily.
Hiding Online Status
This feature is all about hiding your WhatsApp utilisation status at a particular time from specific individuals. After activating these features they will not be able to see your ‘Last Seen’ or ‘Online’ status.
All the privacy options you can customise:
- Last Seen and Online
- Profile Photo
- About information
- Status updates
- Read Receipts
- Adding members to groups