Mark Zuckerberg announces new feature for WhatsApp

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WhatsApp (Image: Pixabay)
WhatsApp (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : Meta-owned WhatsApp is getting new updates. Mark Zuckerberg made a big announcement on Thursday, rolling out 'communities' feature to make the large group discussions even better on the platform.

On November 3, Mark Zuckerberg launched Communities on WhatsApp. Under the new update, sub groups can be made under a large group and a massive 32-people calling feature will also be available, secured by end-to-end encryption.


Users will be able to tap on the new communities tab at the top of their chats on Android and at the bottom on iOS to either start a new community or add existing groups to a community.

Once in a community, users can switch between the sub-groups available. Only community admins will be able to broadcast important updates to everyone in the community.

Community admins can also unlink groups from the community and remove individual members from the community, while group admins will be able to delete inappropriate or abusive chats or media for all members of a group.

With the introduction of Communities, messages forwarded more than once will only be sent to one group at a time rather than the previous limit of five groups.

The new update has been rolled out globally. If you want to see and test the new update all you need is to update the existing application on your mobile phone.