Communities on WhatsApp bring members together in topic-based groups. Anyone can create a WhatsApp community. You can create new topic-based groups or add existing WhatsApp groups.
Community admins can reach members with important updates by sending announcements, and community members can stay connected by exploring and chatting in groups that matter to them. Members can receive updates sent to the entire community and easily organize smaller discussion groups on what matters to them.
Your personal messages and calls in communities are always end-to-end encrypted. No one else, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to them.
To complement communities on WhatsApp, we’re rolling out new features to group chats to help people including:
- File Sharing
- Large Voice Calls
- Admin Controls
Note: Reactions are only available in the announcements space for up to 1024 members.