WhatsApp to roll out Communities in Singapore; users can soon connect multiple groups

Organisations such as workplaces can consolidate and coordinate separate groups in one community.

Liam Willett

Aspiring cat dad.

Published: 4 November 2022, 4:16 PM

Messenger platform WhatsApp will roll out Communities over the next few weeks in Singapore.

Organisations such as workplaces can soon connect multiple WhatsApp groups together under one umbrella community to organise group conversations.

Communities also include the ability to create in-chat polls, 32-person video calls and groups with up to 1,204 users. 

Just like emoji reactions, larger file sharing, and admin delete, these features can be used in any group but will be “particularly helpful” for Communities.


Communities provides tools for admins including announcement messages sent to everyone and control on which smaller discussion groups can be included. PHOTO CREDIT: WHATSAPP


To start a new Community from scratch or add existing groups, users can tap on the new communities tab at the top of their chats on Android and the bottom on iOS. 


Users can switch between available groups to get the information they need. PHOTO CREDIT: WHATSAPP


WhatsApp first announced Communities earlier this year on Apr 14, and worked with over 50 organisations in 15 countries to build it. 

Among the companies involved were four non-profit organisations from Singapore including Samaritans of Singapore, a social service agency focused on crisis intervention and suicide prevention, and Ground-Up Initiative, a volunteer-driven group focused on driving urban sustainability.

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