WhatsApp is developing numerous intriguing features. Recently, it was discovered that the messaging app was testing a new function that would mute groups with more than 256 members. The feature has been made available to WhatsApp beta testers using the most recent beta build. This indicates that not all users have yet had access to the feature. Recently, WhatsApp officially launched the Communities feature. You can add more people using the feature, which expands the groups.
The function was discovered in the messaging app’s beta version by Wabetainfo, a website that monitors all WhatsApp-related activity. According to the article, some beta testers have received the ability to automatically silence large group chats to assist reduce notifications, and more users will receive it in the coming days.
There are now 1024 people who can be added to groups on WhatsApp. While many people may find this convenient, some may find it chaotic. As a result, if there are more than 256 members in a group, the group will be automatically muted. However, you always have the choice to unmute the group if you do not want to disable the notifications.
According to the report, the feature may also be available to some lucky beta testers after installing one of the following updates: 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, or 126.96.36.199. You can wait for a later update if you haven’t yet received the feature. The feature will be available to all beta testers who update to the most recent beta version.
In related news, the iOS and Android versions of WhatsApp’s app now support Communities. The Communities function is accessible to web users as well. Users can bring together groups with related interests using WhatsApp Communities. You may connect with your schools, community, camps, and other organizations by using similar groups in one location. On WhatsApp Web, you can locate the community at the top right of your screen, however, for iOS users, it shows directly next to chats and settings.
Notably, a user can add up to 50 different groups in addition to the announcement group. The announcement group can have up to 5000 members added. Any member of the community is welcome to join groups.