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WhatsApp announces a tool that can group groups with thousands of people in Brazil, but only after the elections |  Technique

WhatsApp announces a tool that can group groups with thousands of people in Brazil, but only after the elections | Technique

The The WhatsApp This Thursday (14) announced a new Community Tool. The novelty makes it possible to group different groups in a common space, with the ability to send notifications to thousands of people at the same time. The The WhatsApp Communities will be tested globally, but should only arrive in Brazil after the 2022 elections, according to the company.

in february, Close the deal app How do Supreme Electoral Court(TSE) to combat disinformation during the 2022 electoral process. CEO of The WhatsAppWill Karkart pledged not to implement any significant product changes in Brazil before the elections.

Dario Duregan, Director of Public Policy at The WhatsApp In Brazil, it believes that the decision to delay the launch of the feature until after the second round of elections strengthens this app’s alliance with TSE.

“It’s a precaution so there’s no noise in an election year, a complicated year,” Durigan explains.

Currently, set in The WhatsApp It can have up to 256 members – unlike Telegram, the app’s main competitor, which allows groups with thousands of users.

The The WhatsApp It shows that the focus of the Communities Tool is Serving small groups with the same interest, such as schools, members of religious congregations, residents of the same apartment complex or even businesses.

Reduce referrals

When the news is announced, a The WhatsApp Comments that will restrict message forwarding to keep conversations private.

of launching communities, Messages that have already been forwarded can only be forwarded to one group at a time, rather than five as in the current limit.

The company believes that “this will significantly reduce the spread of misinformation” in groups. The g 1 doubt The WhatsApp The restriction will also apply to referrals in Brazil, but there was no response until the last update for this report.

The “improvement package” arrives in Brazil

In the coming weeks, users of the The WhatsApp You should receive a series of improvements. The messaging app will allow its users to reply with emojis to messages from their contacts and send videos of up to 2GB to their contacts, among other news.

These features will be rolled out gradually over the coming weeks. All over the world, including Brazil.

The news is as follows:

Interactions: Like what happens on Facebook, you can reply to a conversation with just emojis (See image below).

New WhatsApp features arriving in the coming weeks – Image: Disclosure

sharing: Another improvement is the increase in the size of files that can be shared through the app. Users will be able to send documents, photos, and videos up to 2GB to their contacts.

WhatsApp allows voice calls with up to 32 people – Image: Disclosure

Group call up to 32 people: Until then, the limit was 8 participants. The company recently announced Other news to facilitate the exchange of voice messages In the The WhatsAppLike the option to listen to messages outside the conversation window, speed up and audio recordings.

With the administrator can delete the message in the group: They will be able to delete the wrong or problematic messages from any member of the chats.