Earlier today, WhatsApp announced a couple of changes and new features coming for its chats. There are many features coming for varied functions in the messaging app, however, there is a significant change coming for the groups. According to the company, it will enable a new “Communities” feature that will aggregate different groups in a particular space. This will give administrators the ability to send notifications to millions of people at the same time. The WhatsApp Communities will be tested on a global form, however, as far as Brazil is concerned, the feature will only come after the election in 2022. The goal is to avoid the creation of political groups sending unverified info forward.
This is part of a legal partnership between WhatsApp and Brazil’s Federal Court. The goal is to avoid misinformation from spreading during this year’s election in Brazil. Back in February, the company’s CEO Will Cathcart has firmed its commitment to not implementing any significant feature on Whatsapp in Brazil before the election. As a result, some important features may not reach the country until November, or December in 2022.