How to create a community

Web and Desktop
You can create a WhatsApp community with up to 100 groups. Community Announcements will automatically be created for your community. This is a space where community admins can send messages to all community members.
Note: You can't currently create a community on the WhatsApp Business app.

Create a community

  1. Go to the Communities tab.
  2. Tap New community.
  3. Tap Get started.
  4. Enter the community name. You can also add your own description and a community icon.
    • The community name limit is 100 characters.
    • Your description should provide members an idea of what your community is about.
    • You can add a community icon by tapping Add photo. You can choose Camera, Gallery, Emoji & stickers, or Search Web to add your own image. Once set, the icon will appear next to the community in the Chats tab.
  5. Tap the
    alternate check mark
Note: You can only add up to 2,000 members to new and existing communities and community Announcements.

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