Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is rolling out a brand new forwarding message function for channels on Android and iOS. The corporate posted a brand new message throughout the official channel, mentioning that customers can now share channel messages with their family and friends, studies WABetaInfo. Customers can test whether or not the brand new function is offered to their account by tapping a message and deciding on the ‘ahead’ motion.
“With the flexibility to ahead messages from channels, WhatsApp is offering channel creators with a brand new software to develop their viewers by getting new followers,” the report mentioned.
A brand new entry level to the channel can be included within the forwarded message, permitting recipients to simply comply with the channel by deciding on ‘View channel’. The function is at the moment obtainable to some customers that set up the most recent replace of WhatsApp for iOS from the App Retailer and WhatsApp for Android from the Play Retailer and is rolling out to extra customers over the approaching days.
Final month, the messaging platform had rolled out channels to seven extra nations — Egypt, Chile, Malaysia, Morocco, Ukraine, Kenya and Peru.
In response to the corporate, channels are a one-way broadcast software for admins to ship textual content, images, movies, stickers and polls. The corporate had launched WhatsApp Channels in June.
Earlier, it was reported that the Meta-owned platform was engaged on a message response function for channels. For this function, the platform is anticipated so as to add a brand new part known as “Channel settings.” In that part, admins would be capable to handle sure choices for his or her channels. The corporate is anticipated to permit channel admins to manage which reactions customers can ship to the channel.
Apart from that, WhatsApp can be reportedly testing a man-made intelligence (AI) powered sticker creator. Now obtainable for choose beta customers, the brand new ‘Create’ button is offered within the sticker tab permitting customers to create stickers from quick descriptions, equivalent to a laughing cat on a skateboard. The function just isn’t obtainable to quite a lot of customers, however it’s prone to develop to extra customers earlier than a wider rollout.
— Written with inputs from IANS