WhatsApp rolls out ‘Communities’ feature in Pakistan
Popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has introduced the ‘communities’ feature in Pakistan.
The ‘Communities’ feature in WhatsApp was introduced in early November last month and was initially rolled out in a few European countries. Later the feature was extended to other countries sequentially and was also introduced in Pakistan on December 15.
Like WhatsApp, Facebook also introduced the ‘Communities’ feature, that will let users to keep multiple messaging groups together.
With the Communities feature’s release, users will be able to organise group conversations on the platform with “a level of anonymity and security not found anywhere else” and host several groups under one roof.
To get started, users can tap on the new communities tab at the top of their chats on Android and at the bottom on iOS. From there, users will be able to start a new Community from scratch or add existing groups.
Group admins will be granted “powerful new tools” to manage said Communities, including broadcast announcements and picking groups to include in a Community.
Users can add 20 groups in each chat and any user will be able to send a single message to 15,000 members simultaneously through a single chat within a minute.
Similarly, in Facebook, the communities feature appears above the Messenger inbox, the user can add multiple chat groups to a single chat.
The above feature works similar to Twitter’s TweetDeck, as any user on TweetDeck is able to open multiple accounts at the same time.