WhatsApp adds useful feature for community group chats

Event feature will be accessible to more people other than beta testers over coming weeks

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WhatsApp logo is seen in this illustration taken, August 22, 2022. — Reuters
WhatsApp logo is seen in this illustration taken, August 22, 2022. — Reuters

Meta-owned WhatsApp rolled out a new feature equipping members in community groups to create events for specific occasions like online meetings via calls, and targeted notifications to those who have accepted the event invitations.

The latest "event" feature specifically designed to facilitate community group members was discovered after the release of the Android 2.24.9.20 update of the popular messaging app which is now available on the Google Play Store.

WABetaInfo shared a screenshot which diverts beta testers’ attention to the new feature for creating events within their community group chats. If this feature is available, a dedicated option will appear directly within the attachment panel for initiating events with ease.

Screenshot of event feature enabling users to create events like online meetings via calls and targeted notifications. — WABetaInfo
Screenshot of "event" feature enabling users to create events like online meetings via calls and targeted notifications. — WABetaInfo

For event creation, users are required to input a name, description and date, including an optional location, and specify if a voice or video call is needed

After sending an event’s invitation to a group, recipients can review and accept it after receiving an event’s invitation from a creator who also holds the authority to edit its details which would be notified to those members who accepted the invite.

Additionally, the tech giant is also mulling over expanding this feature to regular group chats which is currently restricted to communities, however, its execution is not scheduled yet.

The event feature will be accessible to more people over the coming weeks.