Meta introduces the all- new community chats: Connecting with communities in real time on Messenger and Facebook

allows individuals to create a Facebook Group, start chats and audio networks

Meta introduces community chats: Connecting with communities in real time on Messenger and Facebook

Meta introduces community chats: Connecting with communities in real time on Messenger and Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder, chairman and CEO of Meta announced that it would begin testing the capability for individuals to start Community chats in Messenger in the next few weeks, allowing people to create a Facebook Group, start chats and audio channels, and offer others to join their new group all within the app. Meta would also be enhancing Community chats to more Facebook Groups. Meta has aided more than a billion individuals connect with beloved ones in a trusted space on Messenger who would want to connect in real time with larger communities over shared pursuits.

Community Chats

Community Chats allow individuals connect more profoundly with communities in real time around the topics they care about in multiple layouts, involving audio, text, and video. The experience seamlessly combines Messenger and Facebook Groups to let individuals to connect when, where and in what manner they prefer. Admins can now begin a conversation about a subject and get in-the-moment responses in-lieu of waiting for individuals to comment on a post. And, instead of traversing numerous topics in a single Messenger group chat, the individual who creates the Community Chat can organize chats into categories so group members can effortlessly find what is truly fascinating to them. For instance, a woman enjoys the beach, then she may join ‘‘Women who surf.’’

How it works?

Admins can select from various alternatives to support their communities connect. They can start a chat for group members about a particular topic, an event chat for an excursion or meetup, a view-only broadcast chat for admins to announce group-wide revises and an admin-only chat to team up with admins and moderators.

Admins can also establish audio channels so group members can share live commentary or obtain real-time support. Members also have the option to enable video once they are in the audio channel. For instance, the admin of a Facebook Group for physics students could create audio channels for study groups during final term, and members can turn on video for live tutoring. Community Chats are only accessible to members of a group.

Taking into consideration the more public nature of Community Chats, Meta created a healthy suite of tools to support admins effortlessly manage both chat and audio experiences. This comprises moderation capabilities like blocking, muting, or suspending group members, and eliminating members or messages, as well as Admin Assist, which lets admins to set custom standards that will automatically suspend users, remove reported messages, and halt messages from ineligible authors or holding violating content from being directed. Participants of Community Chats can also report messages to Meta or group admins, block users or leave a chat at any time.


Meta is committed to creating messaging experiences, assisting individuals to connect with their friends, families and communities. As Community Chats unfolds to more people and groups across the globe, Meta would continue exploring latest highlights and amenities to make it simpler to connect with one another.

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