WhatsApp on Thursday announced the launch of new features, including Communities that let groups have sub-groups. The company began testing the feature in April among a few users but will roll it out to everyone globally in the coming months.
“Communities like neighbourhoods, parents at a school, and workplaces can now connect multiple groups together under one umbrella to organize group conversations on WhatsApp,” the company shared in a blog post. With the update, a new Communities tab will appear below chats on iOS and at the top on Android. Group members can easily switch between groups, and admins can broadcast messages to everyone in a community.
Other new features include creating in-chat polls, expanding video calling to 32 people, and expanding the maximum number of users in a group from 512 to 1024. File sharing size has also been increased, and people can now share larger files on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp says it has many more features and will keep adding them over the coming months.