WhatsApp will soon launch a new feature similar to Telegram. This feature is very popular in Telegram and WhatsApp users have been demanding for this feature for quite a long time. So now, get ready to explore the new feature of WhatsaApp. Earlier, WhatsApp had named this feature as Newsletter but now it has been renamed as Channels.
These WhatsApp Channels will sit under a new Updates tab that replaces Status on the main screen — WhatsApp Statuses will then appear in a horizontally scrollable carousel similar to Instagram Stories. In the Channels section below Statuses, you will see a list of brands and creators that you have subscribed to.
Users will also be in control over which channels they want to subscribe to and no one else would be able to see who they follow even if they are added to their contacts.
Moreover, people will not be auto-subscripted to the channels as there are no algorithmic recommendations or social graphs that would show users content that they don’t choose to see.
Users will easily search for a specific WhatsApp channel by entering their username which will eliminate the need to navigate to external websites. This update will provide users with their preferred updates as it is designed to improve the accessibility of channels.