By Billy Rogers 08/11/20
WhatsApp has officially launched Communities, a new feature that offers larger, more structured discussion groups
Here are 6 things you (probably) didn’t know.
Communities can accommodate groups of up to 1024 users and provide end-to-end encryption.
Some Community features, such as emoji reactions, large file sharing (up to 2GB), and the ability for admins to delete messages
This is intended to strike a balance between users’ desire for privacy and the need for fellow group members to be able to contact you.
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Communities are organized around a central announcement group that notifies everyone of the most important messages.
WhatsApp also emphasized the encryption aspects of the Communities feature in an announcement, saying that the company is
“The alternatives available today require trusting apps or software companies with a copy of their messages – and we believe they deserve the higher level of security provided by end-to-end encryption,” it said.