LEAKED images of a new WhatsApp feature reveal a huge change to the way group chats work.
WhatsApp is working on a Communities feature that lets you create parent groups for your group chats.
Groups are one of the most popular ways to text inside the Facebook-owned app.
But having multiple Groups can sometimes be chaotic – and hard to keep track of.
WhatsApp began working on Communities to collect Groups last year.
Now the sleuths at WABetaInfo have discovered new images of the Communities feature in the "beta" test version of the Android app.
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"It is like a group chat, and group admins are able to link other groups in the Community," said WABetaInfo.
WABetaInfo added: "It will be possible to reach everyone at once by sending messages to all participants of those groups linked to the community."
The full features aren't available in the beta yet, but it's likely that they will be tested in the near future.
A Community will be a way to keep Groups organised.
Maybe you could have a Work Community that would have lots of smaller Groups inside.
Or maybe your local area would have a Community, which splits into separate Groups for schooling and complaining about neighbourhood issues.
WhatsApp hasn't confirmed when – or even if – this feature will roll out to the general public.
How to get WhatsApp beta
To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.
Scroll down the page until you see "Become a Beta Tester".
Tap the "I'm In" button and then click "Join" to confirm.
Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.
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