What's new in WhatsApp: Communities, files up to 2 GB and more

Communities on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most used applications daily by most of the users. In recent months, the development team of this messaging service has gotten its act together and has released major updates. The last one, for example, was based on the redesign of the voice message interface that allowed greater versatility within the application. Today WhatsApp has wanted to go a step further by presenting its new pack of news. Among them is the launch of Communities, sending messages of up to 2 GB or reacting to messages through emojis. We tell you.

The great package of WhatsApp news presented by the Communities

Communities on WhatsApp will allow people to bring together different groups while maintaining a structure according to the needs of each case. In this way, people will be able to receive updates sent to the entire Community and easily organize smaller discussion groups to talk about what is relevant specifically to that group of people. The Communities feature will also feature powerful new tools for admins, such as sending announcement messages to members of all groups or assigning which group to share information with.

La main novelty is the presentation of Communities on WhatsApp. The huge number of groups to deal with topics around an organization, an idea or a goal is a reality that abounds in our inboxes. This new Communities feature will allow you to create a kind of 'collective WhatsApp' to try to avoid the large number of unorganized groups. For example, you can create a community of 'Neighbors'. within that section You can create as many groups as you want and the user will decide which groups to join, always having the possibility of leaving the community, the groups or joining them.

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Within this new feature the role of the administrator will take on a more relevant role. Administrators will be able to send messages to the entire community, to certain groups within it, as well as being able to create new groups based on the needs of the group.

Likewise, WhatsApp has announced enhancements to original group admin features (independent of the Communities). These improvements have not transpired, but we know that one of them will be the possibility of deleting user messages for everyone in the same way that we can delete messages for everyone written by us.

What's new in WhatsApp

The other side of the coin: reactions to messages and files up to 2 GB

But we don't only have news about WhatsApp Communities. The press release has been used to announce voice calls of up to 32 people with which we can have group conversations in a simple way. Soon the number of users in video calls could be increased, although the work is more arduous considering that the screens are what they are and their size has to be functional with the increase in the number of users in video calls.

Something has also been announced that has been fought a lot from the users: send files up to 2 GB in groups and in individual conversations. Until now the limit was 100 MB, a ridiculous weight considering other services and other applications similar to WhatsApp that had a limit of 2 GB.

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Finally, Reactions with emojis to messages will be included. It is something that had been talked about a lot in recent weeks and that we had been able to see in the latest public betas of WhatsApp. To finish the announcement by the company, they make a reference to the competition:

While other apps are creating chats for hundreds of thousands of people, we have decided to focus on supporting the groups that are part of our daily lives. Communities on WhatsApp is just getting started and one of our goals is to continue creating new supporting features throughout the year. We are very excited to bring Communities into the hands of people.

All these new features They will appear in the official WhatsApp app gradually in the coming weeks. We will inform you as soon as they appear, but the easiest way to have all of them is to keep the application updated.

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