22 April 2023

iPhone WhatsApp will also have the “Newsletter” or “Channels” tool

By Donald

WhatsApp It doesn’t just want to be a communication app with different tools like being able to send stickers, GIFs, voice messages, photos, and videos. It is also working on the development of other options to complete the user experience.

For example, it was announced at the beginning of May that they were working on the online payment system for the virtual stores that already operate in the application on the servers in Brazil.

On the other hand, the development of the channels or newsletters in the WhatsApp Android beta has already begun. The WaBetainfo medium reported that this tool has also arrived on iPhone iOS.

What are the channels or newsletters in WhatsApp?

It is a subscription system to a contact. When you post, you’ll get notifications with all the updates you share.

As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp plans to rename the Status tab to “Updates” as channels will also be listed in this section of the app. A WhatsApp channel is a private tool where the phone numbers and information of the users who join a channel are always kept hidden.

However, messages received within a channel are not end-to-end encrypted as the one-to-many concept would not make much sense for channels. Note that channels will not affect end-to-end encryption for private messaging, which is still end-to-end encrypted”, details the aforementioned portal.

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