In its latest update, WhatsApp introduced the ‘Community’ feature, allowing admins to manage similar groups in one place. If you want to know how to create a WhatsApp Community, read our article here. If you are a Community admin and are wondering how to deactivate a WhatsApp Community, here’s how you can go about it.
What is a WhatsApp Community?
A WhatsApp Community is where you can manage several different groups at once. Different groups can be clubbed together under one umbrella and managed together. This feature comes in handy when you moderate related groups and want to manage them in one place. For example, WhatsApp groups of different classes in a school can be brought together to form a ‘community’ of the school that they are a part of. Any announcements related to the school can be posted to the community where participants of all the groups can look them up.
Similarly, groups of teams at a workplace can be brought together as one community and managed in one place. One WhatsApp Community can accommodate up to 50 groups and 5000 members. Admins can post announcements in the ‘community announcement’ group for all the members to see.
Here’s how you can deactivate a WhatsApp community
Step 1: Launch the WhatsApp app on your smartphone.
Step 2: Swipe left to access the Community tab.
Step 3: Select the Community you want to deactivate.
Step 4: Scroll down and select ‘Deactivate Community’.
Step 5: Confirm your selection.
Your selected WhatsApp Community will be deactivated.
This is how you can deactivate a WhatsApp Community. Once you deactivate a Community it will have no bearing on the groups within it. It will simply disconnect the groups within the community and get rid of the announcements group. The individual groups within the Community will continue functioning normally.
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