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WhatsApp Is About To Change Groups With Enormous App Update

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WhatsApp Is About To Change Groups With Enormous App Update

WhatsApp is on the verge of changing the way 'groups' work with an enormous update to the app.

The new change reportedly means that you will be able to create groups within other groups, as per The Sun.

The upcoming 'community feature' will be quite similar to that of Slack, which many organisations use for work with lots of smaller groups inside.

As well as office people, it might be pretty useful for local communities who want to discuss sub-topics, such as schooling, dropping the kids off and a little bit of goss.

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Credit: WhatsApp/WABetaInfo
Credit: WhatsApp/WABetaInfo

Coding experts at XDA Developers told the publication in October that the new feature might make its appearance very soon.

However, it's still unclear exactly how the new function will work.

"This name could mean anything," said WABetaInfo.

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"But a Community is a new place where Group admins have more control over Groups on WhatsApp. Mainly to group other Groups easily."

Unfortunately, we still don't exactly know what the feature will do and when it will be released to the public.

"With the speed of feature introduction on WhatsApp, it could also take years before this feature comes to a stable release," XDA Developers previously said.

WhatsApp also told LADbible: "We don't have anything to share on this."

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It has also been announced that WhatsApp will stop working on 52 phones from 1 November 2021.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

This means that millions of people will be blocked from using the popular messaging application unless they upgrade their device or their software is updated.

But it's worth noting again that some of the models on the list can have their software updated so that it will work without forking out for a new phone.

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The iPhone 6S is one of these as well as iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone SE (iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 variants). Basically, if you have anything older than an iPhone 4S, you will have to get a new handset because the phones can't install the correct software.

If Apple users with any of the above want to figure out how to update their software they can go to Settings > General > Software Update and find the version you're using.

When it comes to Android users, you'll need to be using Android 4.1 or later, according to The Sun.

The phones included are:

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  • Galaxy Trend Lite
  • Galaxy Trend II
  • Galaxy SII
  • Galaxy S3 mini
  • Galaxy Xcover 2
  • Galaxy Core
  • Galaxy Ace 2
  • Lucid 2
  • Optimus F7
  • Optimus F5
  • Optimus L3 II Dual
  • Optimus F5
  • Optimus L5
  • Best L5 II
  • Optimus L5 Dual
  • Best L3 II
  • Optimus L7
  • Optimus L7 II Dual
  • Best L7 II
  • Optimus F6, Enact
  • Optimus L4 II Dual
  • Optimus F3
  • Best L4 II
  • Best L2 II
  • Optimus Nitro HD
  • Optimus 4X HD
  • Optimus F3Q
  • ZTE V956
  • Grand X Quad V987
  • Grand Memo
  • Xperia Miro
  • Xperia Neo L
  • Xperia Arc S
  • Alcatel
  • Ascend G740
  • Ascend Mate
  • Ascend D Quad XL
  • Ascend D1 Quad XL
  • Ascend P1 S
  • Ascend D2
  • Archos 53 Platinum
  • HTC Desire 500
  • Caterpillar Cat B15
  • Wiko Cink Five
  • Wiko Darknight
  • Lenovo A820
  • UMi X2
  • Run F1
  • THL W8
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus

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Topics: Technology, whatsapp

Anish Vij
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