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Malaysia get early access for WhatsApp Communities

User interface for WhatsApp Communities

WhatsApp has officially confirmed that Malaysians will get an early access their highly anticipated Communities feature ahead of the global rollout. It is expected that Communities will become become available gradually over the next few weeks to everyone using WhatsApp in Malaysia.

The new feature is set to allow users to bring together separate WhatsApp Groups under one umbrella, making it easier for them to share information and organize themselves.

User journey for creating and inviting to WhatsApp Communities

One key highlight for Communities is the introduction of powerful new tools for administrators (admins). These include control over which Groups can be included in a Community, and the option to start smaller discussion Groups about topics that matter most to members. Community admins can also send announcements to all members through an announcement Group. Additionally, only admins can add members to a Community or send an invite link, and will have the ability to remove members where needed. All messages on WhatsApp — including in Communities — are protected with end-to-end encryption.

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