Facebook is making it easier for group organizers to build curated live Messenger chat groups.
It is called Community Chats, and it lets you browse chats sorted by announcements, themes, events, and more to communicate with group members in ways other than feed posts and comments, reported The Verge.
The new Community Chats are similar to a more casual version of professional community platforms such as Slack, Teams, and Zoom’s planned Team Chat.
With the ability to support audio channels with up to 30 group members and turn on cameras, the conversations can go beyond simple text-based communication. Participants can present or broadcast what they are doing.
Group admins will have various tools to administer the community, including auto-moderation capabilities to boot members who submit group-violating content. In addition, admins can manually block, mute, suspend, and remove member messages.
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