WhatsApp Is Rolling Out Large-Group 'Communities,' 32-Person Video Chats

From CNET: WhatsApp's new "Communities" feature, which will support communication across larger organizations, is beginning its rollout alongside the addition of 32-person video calls, the company announced Thursday.

The Communities feature, which is WhatsApp's take on Telegram's Groups and Channels sections, were first announced in April alongside the addition of emoji message reactions.

Using Communities, the Meta-owned chat app will now allow users to "bring together separate groups under one umbrella with a structure that works for them," Meta said. This could include ways to coordinate among school groups or neighborhoods.

"It [communities] makes groups better by enabling sub-groups, multiple threads, announcement channels and more," Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement. "All secured by end-to-end encryption so your messages stay private."

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