WhatsApp, a Meta-owned instant messaging program, is working on a new Channels feature that would allow managers to forward supported messages from other chats to channels. According to reports, the functionality is intended to improve the platform’s user experience.
“Thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update, which is available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp is working on a feature to forward messages to channels,” a report from WABetaInfo said.
WhatsApp, according to the report, will allow channel owners to pass supported messages from other conversations to channels. Text messages, photos, movies, GIFs, voice messages, stickers, and updates from other channels are among them.
Messages cannot be forwarded directly to channels at the time since this feature is not available. Channel owners will be able to experiment with an improved communication experience in a future app version by forwarding messages from various sources straight to their channels.
“In our opinion, introducing a feature for channel owners to forward messages to their channels will allow them to refine content in their private chats before sharing it with the broader audience in the channel,” WABetaInfo stated in a press release.
According to the study, this feature is intended to be a useful tool for channel owners, allowing them to draft messages and check the accuracy of the material being shared, as well as eliminating unintended errors or premature disclosure.
A functionality to pass messages to channels is being developed and will be available in a future app release. In addition, WhatsApp is rolling out a feature that allows users to filter and read status updates in a vertical list.
The functionality is currently accessible to certain beta testers who download the most recent version of WhatsApp beta for iOS via the TestFlight app, and it will be available to more people in the coming weeks.