The Meta-owned popular messaging application WhatsApp is widely rolling out a feature to find, follow Channels to everyone and share broadcast updates with their followers. WhatsApp Channels is a one-way broadcast tool that provides a private way to receive updates from individuals and organisations within WhatsApp.
“Thanks to the official changelog, we just discovered that WhatsApp has finally announced the ability to find and follow channels for the first time in the app update notes,” WABetaInfo reported.
According to the report, the official changelog mentions that it’s now possible to find and follow channels to receive updates about topics users care about right within the new Updates tab.
The meta-owned app had already shared similar announcements in the past, but this is the first time such news has appeared in the update notes. It is worth mentioning that this feature was already available to a lot of users since a month. However, there was still a restricted number of users who did not have access to channels during the initial release.
“Thanks to the latest update available on the App Store, the instant messaging app is now widely rolling out this feature even to those people that weren’t able to experiment it with the previous versions of the app,” the report said.
If you don’t have this feature, wait for some time as some accounts may receive it over the coming weeks, as indicated in the official changelog. It is advised that WhatsApp users should regularly update the app from the App Store and the TestFlight app to get this feature in the future in case you don’t have it after installing this update.
The feature to create channels is available for iOS users that install the latest update of WhatsApp from the App Store, WABetaInfo said in its report.