work continues for the Communities

Let’s go back to talking about Communitya feature first seen in version of the WhatsApp Beta for Android, and which the WhatsApp development team appears to be constantly working on.

A few weeks ago we told you about the tab (card) dedicated to Community, whose presence was found in version released to beta testers of the messaging app. Today more news arrives in this regard.

WhatsApp Beta work continues for the Communities

With the latest update of WhatsApp Beta Communities continue to take shape: as discovered within the version from WhatsApp Beta for iOSalso on the counterpart Android the new functionality continues to evolve.

The specialized portal WaBetaInfo has in fact shared the details on how the new card dedicated to Communitywhose link, as already seen for iOS, will take the place of the camera shortcut (far left in the chat, status and call bar). This confirms that the development team is seriously working to introduce the new feature as soon as possible, even if the final version of the Communities may have a slightly different look.

From the screenshot you can appreciate what the purpose of the Community: they will group together the groups connected to each other, and all the communities of a user will be shown in the new specific tab, called Community Home. It is not yet clear what these new “communities” will offer in particular; at the moment, it is only known that they will allow administrators to send a message to all members of a community at the same time.

The feature is still under development, so it won’t even be available to beta testers running the release from WhatsApp Beta. More details on the Communities will certainly emerge in the coming weeks.

How to download the latest beta version of the app

Although it does not allow you to preview the Communityyou can still download the latest version of WhatsApp Beta for smartphones based on Google’s Android operating system, through the Google Play Storeby subscribing to the Beta Program (you can find the page dedicated to the program by following this link).

If the Beta Program is temporarily full, it would still be possible to test the latest versions of WhatsApp Betaproceeding with the manual installation of the related APK files, downloadable from the portal APK Mirror (whose dedicated page can be reached by following this link).

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