WhatsApp has officially launched Communities, a new feature that offers larger, more structured discussion groups and was first tested earlier this year.
Communities are designed to help organisations, clubs, schools, and other private groups better communicate and stay organised. They include admin controls, support for sub-groups and announcement groups, 32-person voice and video calls, larger file sharing, emoji reactions, and polls. Communities can accommodate groups of up to 1024 users and provide end-to-end encryption. Some of the Community features, such as emoji reactions, large file sharing (up to 2GB), and the ability for administrators to delete messages, had already made their way to the WhatsApp platform prior to today’s launch.