With over two billion people using its service, WhatsApp has quickly become one of the most widely used communication tools today. People chat with each other, people use it for official purposes – believe it or not, most of the official work is done on WhatsApp here in India – and people use it for group chats and calls. Another use of WhatsApp is when there is a sporting event or other major event in the game. Be it a great goal or a missed touchdown, a phone start or any other news breaking event, people love to discuss it over text messages. According to a new report, WhatsApp could work to make it easier to find people with similar interests using a new feature called Community.
– tore down the WhatsApp APK file for Android, revealing details about the community function. While the APK teardown doesn’t reveal much about the feature, it suggests that what is known as the Community feature will coexist with Groups and share a similar code base.
While unsure, says the community feature could possibly be a social media feature on WhatsApp. It will be similar to how Facebook groups work. There are several groups under a community. Or it could also be a feature where an administrator can host thread replies in a discussion, much like Telegram enables threads replies to its own channel posts.
For now it’s just a speculation. WhatsApp didn’t say a word about the development of this feature. In addition, one of the most active leaks of WhatsApp’s functions, WABetaInfo, has not yet said anything about this function. Also note that the APK teardown does not mean this feature will be part of a future update as it has not yet been implemented or tested and developers may decide to remove it.
Check out our latest coverage of WhatsApp features that are in development here.
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