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Administrators may share important information with members in the announcement group found in every WhatsApp Community, but, it looks like non-admins may soon be able to reply to messages, which would shift a lot of things.
This change was discovered in the WhatsApp beta for Android v18.104.22.168 release, thanks to WABetaInfo. However, there is a disclaimer. According to the article, communities with more than 1024 members might not be able to access this new feature on the beta channel.
n to report, star, or forward the individual. An indicator for announcements with answers is also included in this most recent beta version. When you tap that section, a text form and the complete list of responses from other members appear.
While a service such as this will surely boost member engagement, large communities might find it to be a haven for unsolicited or spammy messages.
But in this case, administrators need to make sure that only relevant responses remain. Furthermore, it’s not clear if WhatsApp would automatically enable this feature or provide a toggle to enable or disable it as needed.