WhatsApp will add the option to reply to channels’ updates

Don't worry. Your phone number will be protected when engaging with replies.

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  • The feature is still in development but it's coming in the following months.
  • You'll be able to reply to updates in WhatsApp channels, and even interact with other users.
  • Your privacy matters, so your phone number will be hidden when replying.
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WhatsApp just recently added the Channel feature, which allows users to follow various channels to get the latest updates and insights from the people they follow. For now, the feature is not yet available to users, meaning that users are not yet able to create Channels of their own, but WhatsApp will add this feature in the following months as well.

The feature is incredibly useful as it allows WhatsApp users to subscribe to their favorite personalities, news channels, or journalists, effectively coming up with a new way to get stay in touch with the world.

While the feature is not new, as Telegram already has it, it’s new on WhatsApp, and while Telegram has an option where people can reply to the Channel’s updates, WhatsApp does not have it, yet.

However, according to the latest announcement from WaBetaInfo, WhatsApp users on Android will soon be able to leave replies to the channels they follow.

You’ll soon be able to leave a reply on WhatsApp channels

In a WhatsApp channel, you can already interact with the updates, by reacting to them with emojis. Your phone number and identity are hidden, so nobody will be able to see you there.

It seems that the Reply feature will carry on with this privacy, as you’ll be able to see the number of replies an update has, and if you reply to it yourself, your phone number will be protected.whatsapp channels reply

Of course, this feature will provide a real interaction between users, as they will be able to reply to other users from the Channel. Just as in the Telegram case, this feature will allow users to leave feedback, opinions, and thoughts on the Channel’s updates and content.

Plus, the whole experience will become far more enjoyable and humane, and it is an excellent way to socialize on the topics you’re interested in will other similar individuals.

For now, the feature is in development, but it will come to WhatsApp in the following months. What are your thoughts about it?

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