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    Future WhatsApp Communities update will help you better organize groups

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    Last updated: November 9th, 2021 at 19:59 UTC+01:00

    Your favorite messaging app (maybe) from Facebook — WhatsApp — will eventually receive a Communities feature. And, by the way, even if WhatsApp isn't your favorite messaging platform, you're still probably using it to a degree. It's one of the few third-party apps that Samsung itself is willing to help you install, and it's also one of the platforms Samsung uses for customer support in some markets.

    Now, back to the so-called Communities feature. The first clues pointing to its existence were found in a WhatsApp beta build last month, but its capabilities were unclear. Additional information and a couple of screenshots were brought to light more recently through similar methods, i.e., a teardown, this time by WABetaInfo, and we now have a better clue of what this Communities feature's supposed to do.

    WhatsApp Communities is a better way to organize groups

    In essence, this unreleased feature would allow WhatsApp group admins to organize groups under a community, or a group of groups, if you will. For example, an online book club could be a WhatsApp Community containing different groups, each with a different purpose.

    The leaked screenshots offer a sneak preview of the WhatsApp Community UI, but there's not much out of the ordinary aside from the square shape of the Community icon. These minor UI details could change by the time WhatsApp Communities goes live, and of course, there's always the chance that it never will exit these early development stages.

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