WhatsApp introduced Communities for common groups and has also made some changes to its messaging service. Users can now add emoji reactions to their group chats, send end-to-end encrypted messages, and view group statuses in a ring similar to Slack. Groups will support up to 32 users, and file sharing capacity will double to 2 GB. The app is currently in beta testing, but there is no set timeline for the rollout.
Admins will be responsible for creating and managing Communities
The Admins role is crucial for successful community management. Community managers need to develop a strategy to attract new members and maintain existing members. In order to attract new members, community administrators can send messages to the group and create posts to engage with the group. Moreover, they should ask the community members about their feedback and what they think needs improvement. They can use the best features to attract new members and retain old ones.
Admins are also responsible for moderation of content and conversations in communities. There is always the risk of rude comments or discussions if a community is growing. Admins should be able to identify such instances and take action accordingly. A good way to prevent these challenges is to develop guidelines and rules. These will guide the community members in determining what content is inappropriate. In addition to setting guidelines and rules, administrators should ask the community members for their feedback.
Community Admins are granted super admin privileges by the group’s site owner. They have access to create new content, edit existing content, manage the Volunteer program, and apply themes and layouts. They should be trusted users. Admins can revoke access to other super admins when they need to. This role is essential for common groups. However, community admins should always be trusted users.
Community managers need to know about the community’s mission, goals, and purpose. They must make sure the community is regularly updated with new content and fosters an atmosphere of open discussion. Managing communities for common groups is an essential role for successful online communities. Active members promote learning, inspiration, and engagement. Hence, community moderators need to encourage and guide the participation of their members.
Messages will be end-to-end encrypted
WhatsApp messages will be end-to-end (E2EE) encrypted as they are exchanged between the sender and recipient. The private keys are generated for each user and session. These keys are similar to home keys, which are also exchanged automatically between devices. This encrypts messages in the middle and prevents them from being read by unauthorized third parties. When you use WhatsApp to send or receive messages with another user, be sure to check the security settings to make sure the encryption has been successfully implemented.
As for the end-to-end encryption of WhatsApp messages, the platform has implemented a number of privacy features to ensure that the information is not shared with third-parties. The company does not store the message content on its servers and does not keep a record of undelivered messages. The service primarily relies on WiFi to send and receive messages and does not require cellular service. When sending messages, however, WhatsApp will store any messages that have not been delivered successfully until the recipient receives them.
The end-to-end encryption process is one of the best ways to secure WhatsApp messaging. All messages sent through WhatsApp will be encrypted using a unique secret key that can only be decoded by the sender. Furthermore, this feature is automatically enabled for all WhatsApp accounts. Therefore, end-to-end encryption will secure all business conversations and deliver messages securely to the business account. That means you won’t have to worry about your clients or customers spying on your communications – you can be assured that your business information is safe with WhatsApp.
WhatsApp encourages its users to use encryption features built into their operating systems, such as biometric identifications and strong passwords. These features will prevent third parties from accessing your content. By encrypting the data before uploading it to the cloud, WhatsApp users can guarantee their privacy. The app is still in beta, so you should check back regularly to see how the encryption process works in your account. You can expect it to be fully implemented by the end of this year.
Despite these benefits, end-to-end encryption still poses some risks. If the end-to-end encryption method is broken, it will be virtually impossible to decrypt the data. If someone wants to access your chats, they will need to unlock the phone and decrypt the data first. And, even if a police officer does manage to decrypt the data, they will only be able to take screenshots, copy it, or share it with others.
The end-to-end encryption process is based on a mix of permanent and temporary keys. Temporary keys change with each new message, so theoretically, an attacker will not be able to decrypt more than a few messages using a single key. The process seems overkill, but smartphones are able to handle it. But in reality, this isn’t enough to protect messages.
Admins will be able to add emoji reactions to group chats
Admins will have the ability to add emoji reactions to group discussions. They can do this from the Group Settings screen. Once in the group settings screen, tap the Edit icon next to the name of the group. Scroll down to Reactions, and then toggle the Enable Reactions switch to turn it on or off. Adding emoji reactions to group conversations will enable admins to control what users can react to.
This new feature will only be available on the English text messages of group chats. Users can turn the feature off, if they don’t want it to appear in their conversations. Admins can enable this new feature for group chats and can customize it for each group or channel. This feature is available for iOS users, but the new feature is not yet available for Android.
Admins can enable the Emoji Reactions feature in Telegram group chats. They can choose between three different types of reactions: the standard ones and the extras. Telegram may expand their reaction list in the future. For now, it is disabled for all Telegram groups by default, but admins can turn on reactions for their group chats. Admins can also toggle reactions to private chats.
Besides the emoji reactions feature, WhatsApp has also improved the audio quality in group chats. Groups can now record audio, share larger files, and engage in larger voice calls. Group administrators can also erase unwanted messages from a group. Further, administrators will be able to view the list of deleted messages and delete them for all participants. There are no clear details on whether emoji reactions will be available for private groups, but the company says they will be adding them gradually.
Previously, Telegram had enabled reactions only for beta users. However, since it has now rolled out a public version, the feature is now available for all users. The feature is not a surprise, but it will certainly help Telegram maintain its position as one of the most feature-rich applications. Meanwhile, Telegram’s rival WhatsApp is also reportedly planning to add emoji reactions to group chats. WABetaInfo has a history of leaking WhatsApp features ahead of time.