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The instant communication application "WhatsApp" has officially launched the "Community Service" that allows the creation of larger and more organized groups for discussions.
The new service is designed to help organizations, clubs, schools and other private groups make their communication better and more organized, according to Sky News Arabia, citing the technical website techcrunch.
The service includes the presence of moderators who control the content, and have the authority to delete messages and direct them to all subscribers in subgroups, as well as voice and video calls that accommodate 32 people.
The service also allows the ability to download larger files of up to 2 gigabytes, and to conduct a poll, which are features that the application has developed earlier, and the user can move from one group to another easily and quickly.
The number of members of the new societies reaches 1024 members.
The launch of this service came after it was tested earlier this year, according to Sky News Arabia.
The CEO of Meta, the owner of WhatsApp, Mark Zuckerberg, posted a video clip on his Facebook page announcing the launch of the service, considering it a major development in the application.
He added that the new service makes groups better by activating subgroups and ad targeting channels, stressing that this service is protected by the encryption system in place in the application.
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