WhatsApp added the ability to create anonymous groups. This was announced by the CEO of Meta on Wednesday✴ Mark Zuckerberg on his Facebook page✴ and on the meta channel✴ on Instagram✴. Previously, when creating a new group, the user had to specify its name.
Now users can create a group even if they haven’t decided on a topic yet and need to be quick. However, the number of participants in such a group should not exceed six people, although a regular WhatsApp group can have up to 1024 members. These groups are dynamically named based on the users added to the group, the company says.
The name of the group is displayed differently for each member depending on whether they have contacts saved on their phone or not. If you join an untitled group with people who haven’t saved their contacts, your phone number will appear in the group name. That said, the new feature is most likely aimed more at friends and family who know each other.
Meta✴ announced that the new feature will be available to users worldwide in the next few weeks. WhatsApp has in recent weeks added the ability to share the screen during a video call in Messenger, as well as the ability to record and share short video messages.