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The latest and greatest feature from WhatsApp in years, Communities is made to make your life easier. Managing all your groups, personal and business chats can get a bit confusing, so Communities is designed to bring all relevant groups together under one roof. Sold? Here’s how to get started.


What are WhatsApp Communities?


First, it is important to establish that Communities aren’t here to replace groups. Instead, it brings your related groups together.  As an admin, you don’t need to manage different groups in WhatsApp. You can create a community and move all relevant groups to a single place. For example, the admin can create a community to bring all groups together if you have several school groups for different subjects. You can add up to 50 groups and 5000 members to a Community, and any member can request to join another group. 


Create a WhatsApp Community on an iPhone


Make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp installed. 

  1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone. 
  2. Navigate to the Communities tab at the bottom.
  3. Tap ‘Start a Community’
  4. Give your Community a name and description. You can also set a profile picture here.
  5. Next, create a new group for your Community or pick from existing groups you are an admin of. Click ‘Add’.
  6. Check all groups in the Community and tap ‘Create’ in the top right corner.

That’s it! You’ve successfully created a Community. Now you can check on all your groups and announcements in the Communities tab. 


Create a WhatsApp Community on Android 


You will need the latest version of WhatsApp. 

  1. Open WhatsApp on your Android device. 
  2. Move to the Communities tab. 
  3. Select ‘New Community’. 
  4. Tap ‘Get started’. 
  5. Enter a Community name, description and add a profile picture. 
  6. Create a new group or add existing groups to your Community. 
  7. Tap the checkmark and enjoy the ease of managing groups. 


Setup a WhatsApp Community on Desktop 


You will need to run the latest available app version of WhatsApp on Windows or Mac.

  1. Launch WhatsApp on Windows or Mac. 
  2. Click the Community icon at the top.
  3. Select ‘New Community’. 
  4. Add your Community name, description, and picture. 
  5. Create a new group or add existing groups to your Community. 
  6. Tap the checkmark to create your Community. 

There you have it! Gone are the days of switching between groups to share messages and announcements. Now you can keep everyone informed in one Community. Happy messaging! 

Source: Guiding Tech 

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