WhatsApp’s Communities feature may be in the works. According to reports, WhatsApp may be developing a Communities feature. XDA Developers first noticed the prospect in October, but WABetaInfo has now confirmed it.
WABetaInfo claims that the Communities feature appears to increase group admins’ power over groups. This may be similar to how channels are organized inside a Discord community beneath a common umbrella.
Admins may use a Community Invite Link to add new individuals and then begin messaging other members. It’s tough to predict how these conversations might look right now, but WABetaInfo claims they appear to be end-to-end encrypted.
When WhatsApp’s Communities feature release?
It also appears that a subtle design change will help distinguish Communities from other group chats. WABetaInfo notes that community symbols will be squares with rounded corners, a format that WhatsApp mistakenly enabled (and then swiftly disabled) in October. There’s no telling when Communities will be fully released.