In July, WhatsApp started adding support for multiple devices. A function that has been in demand for many years. However, this was only accessible to a few. Now this news is already reaching the majority of WhatsApp users, as the WaBetainfo website reveals.
For some, great news from WhatsApp is already active!
Previously, we had to manually sign up for the beta program in order to use this feature. No longer. Everything runs automatically and we now have access to the multi-device function.
In practice, multi-device support allows users to access WhatsApp on other devices without having the main smartphone connected to the internet. Users can connect up to 4 different devices other than smartphones. This means that we cannot yet use the same WhatsApp account on more than one smartphone. However, you can do this on computers.
But that’s not the only new addition to WhatsApp. We will also have the community function.
According to WABetaInfo, the community function should give group administrators more control. An example of this is the ability to create groups within groups. In practice, this is how channels are organized in Discord.
In addition, administrators can also send a link to the community and invite other elements. It is not clear how these chats will work. However, the WaBetaInfo website reveals that they are encrypted end-to-end.
It was discovered for the first time
It was not until October that the XDA site found several references to this in the current beta version v188.8.131.52 and even uncovered messages that are associated with various code entries.
Now they all indicate that a new community function is indeed on the way. The big question now is how will all of this work for groups? There just seems to be a lot in common.
Will the community function replace groups?
At first you thought so. Somehow it would make sense. However, it later turned out to be no. It is that the new lines of code that have been found coexist with those of the groups, suggesting that we will have both functions at the same time. By the way, there is one of the descriptions that mentions the groups and also the communities.
But what is this feature that will attract even more users to WhatsApp?
There is no official information from WhatsApp. However, there are suspicions. Communities can be a kind of Facebook group and work like Telegram channels.
For example, the Android or Apple community is created. Then people can talk about these things even if they don’t know each other. Just join the community and that’s it. Of course there will always be one or more admins to make sure nothing goes wrong. In any case, this is without a doubt one of WhatsApp’s best kept secrets and works wonders for the platform. This is because I have no doubt that it will attract a lot of users.
In fact, the information that is circulating on the Internet also speaks of a widget implemented on the pages that leads people directly to these groups. In other words, what can Telegram do in the end?