WhatsApp is rolling out a new general group chat feature for communities. This feature will allow community admins to create a single group chat for all members of the community. This can be helpful for announcements, discussions, and other activities that need to involve all members of the community.
The general group chat will have a maximum capacity of 5,000 members. This is the same maximum capacity as regular WhatsApp groups. However, general group chats will have some additional features that regular groups do not have.
For example, general group chats will have a dedicated announcement channel. This channel will be used by the community admins to send important announcements to all members of the community. The announcement channel will also have a pinned message feature, which will allow the admins to pin important messages to the top of the channel.
General group chats will also have a search feature. This feature will allow members of the community to search for messages within the group chat. This can be helpful for finding specific information or messages.
The general group chat feature is currently being rolled out to beta testers. It is expected to be available to all users in the coming weeks.
How to use the general group chat feature for communities:
To use the general group chat feature, you first need to create a community. Once you have created a community, you can open the community and tap on the “General Group Chat” button. This will create a new group chat for all members of the community.
You can then start sending messages in the general group chat. You can also use the announcement channel to send important announcements to all members of the community.
The general group chat feature is a powerful new tool that can be used to manage and communicate with large communities. It is a welcome addition to WhatsApp, and it is sure to be used by businesses, schools, and other organizations.