Communities are coming to WhatsApp. It’s not even in Telegram

I don’t know about you, but I never understood those who volunteer uses whatsappwhen there is Telegram. The white and green messenger has always seemed inferior to me due to its lack of functionality and low level of convenience, even despite initially having an unprecedentedly larger audience. That’s why I always compare WhatsApp with the Sberbank Online application – it is far from ideal, but absolutely everyone has it. But, just as Sberbank has become an excellent banking customer over time, Vatsap, apparently, claims the same.

WhatsApp

Communities will appear on WhatsApp, allowing you to combine different chats, as well as reactions

❗️ПОДПИШИСЬ НА НАШ ЯНДЕКС.ДЗЕН, ЧТОБЫ ЧИТАТЬ ЭКСКЛЮЗИВНЫЕ СТАТЬИ, КОТОРЫХ НЕТ НА САЙТЕ

WhatsApp developers are going to provide their Messenger four large-scale innovations at once, as they wrote on their Twitter. We are talking about increasing the maximum allowed weight of sent files up to 2 GB, voice conversations with a total number of participants up to 32 people, support reactions to messages, which appeared in Telegram not so long ago and have already managed to make a lot of noise, as well as the community. The update has not been released yet, but they promise to release it in the very near future.

WhatsApp reactions

At the first step, there will be only 6 reactions in WhatsApp

What are the reactions, all in all, it should be clear and so. These are mini-stickers that you can attach in response to a user’s message without sending a separate message. In fact, they play the role of evaluating the messages. The set of stickers that can be sent as reactions is limited. Most likely, there will be approximately the same number of them in WhatsApp as in Telegram – 6-7 pieces. These are all regular stickers – it’s not yet possible to add your own for reactions.

❗️ПОДПИШИСЬ НА ТЕЛЕГРАМ-КАНАЛ СУНДУК АЛИБАБЫ, ТАМ КАЖДЫЙ ДЕНЬ ВЫХОДЯТ ПОДБОРКИ ЛУЧШИХ ТОВАРОВ С АЛИЭКСПРЕСС

The purpose of reactions is to give users the option of ending the dialogue when there is, in fact, nothing to respond to. Thanks to them, you can not leave another user’s message without attention, without having to write something separately. WhatsApp reactions work both in personal messages and in group messages, so that in addition to ending the dialogue, they can also be used to express your attitude towards what was said by one of the participants in the general cat.

Communities on WhatsApp

Communities will allow you to create discussions on different issues within the same overarching topic

much more interesting WhatsApp communities. This is a very unique concept for messengers, which we mostly know from social media, but with a number of features. Communities allow you to bring together whole groups of people and create separate chats in your composition, which are very reminiscent of discussions in VKontakte groups. True, there it was rather a secondary function, since all communication was carried out mainly on the wall. And in WhatsApp, there is no wall, so users are encouraged to browse and communicate in groups.

❗️У НАС ЕСТЬ УЮТНЫЙ ЧАТИК В ТЕЛЕГРАМЕ, ГДЕ МЫ ОТВЕЧАЕМ НА ВОПРОСЫ НАШИХ ЧИТАТЕЛЕЙ

Why these difficulties, you ask? Well, everything just makes sense here. Suppose your district administration creates in WhatsApp your own community. Chats are added to it, where issues of housing and communal services, improvement, transportation, social services, government agencies, etc. are discussed. You can join this community and, if necessary, get your question answered. This is very convenient because all chats are stored in one place. After all, overall, all dialogues are united by a common theme. But discussing all issues in one chat would be too much.

Communities in Telegram

It would be cool if the communities also appeared in Telegram

The community idea is really cool. It’s really strange that Telegram did no such thing. Despite the fact that Pavel Durov’s messenger allows merge chats and channels in separate folders, it’s still not quite the same. First, because the user has to do it himself. And second, WhatsApp communities have the appropriate design and all the tools necessary to manage them.

❗️А ЕЩЁ МЫ ВЕДЁМ НОВОСТНОЙ КАНАЛ В ТЕЛЕГРАМЕ. ПОДПИСЫВАЙСЯ, ЧТОБЫ СЛЕДИТЬ ЗА ПОСЛЕДНИМИ СОБЫТИЯМИ

I guess in the Telegram community they will still appear, but with a slight delay compared to WhatsApp. Yet today, Telegram is the main messenger in Russia, which large companies and government agencies use as a blogging platform. It would therefore be appropriate to give them the possibility of creating their own communities, where they could organize separate discussions on subjects of interest to the population.