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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Nov 2022) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
WhatsApp has announced that they are starting to roll out the New Communities feature globally to all users and it will be available in the next few months to everyone. We reported on this New Communities feature a while ago. This is basically an umbrella for your organization. So as a nonprofit or church, I think it’s going to be useful for you where you create one community, probably in your church’s name or your nonprofit’s name and have all the WhatsApp groups that you use for your organization under that umbrella. So it’s going to be a very easy way to manage these WhatsApp groups because I know many organizations use WhatsApp to connect with your video team and your admin team, your leaders and all those things, now even with your community so you can now group everything in one place and manage them easily. I think it’s going to be a great feature. They also announced in this announcement that they are expanding the video calls to 32 people, which is again a useful feature. And groups to 1024 people.Check out all the announcements.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, November 2022 with source links from Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp, BAYC, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: Instagram updates web interface & rolls out in-app post scheduling tool
🗞️ News 2: YouTube brings YouTube Shorts to bigger Television (TV) Screens
🗞️ News 3: Twitter launches Mixed Media, allowing you to mix videos, images & GIFs
🗞️ News 4: WhatsApp launches Communities, 32-people video calls & in-chat polls
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Blockchain Association in MENA region & A New NFT Royalty Model
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.