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  • The ability to transfer ownership of a community has appeared in the latest WhatsApp beta.
  • The owner can give any member of the community primary administrative privileges and responsibilities.
  • The person who gives up ownership will still have the status of community admin, even if they are demoted or removed from the group.

A few months ago, WhatsApp began testing a feature that allowed users to transfer channel ownership. Now the app is extending that function to communities in the latest beta.

Discovered by WABetaInfo, the WhatsApp team appears to be testing out a new feature for communities. The feature would grant a user the ability to hand over primary administrative privileges and duties to other community members. This feature was spotted as part of the Android beta update.