WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, is adding new features to Channels. A recent report suggested that WhatsApp might introduce a username feature for Channels users. Now, a new leak reveals that WhatsApp is introducing a feature to share stickers in Channels.
According to a report from WABetaInfo, the latest WhatsApp beta for Android (version 126.96.36.199) includes the ability to send stickers in channels. This feature aims to make channel content more diverse, enhancing communication and engaging users dynamically.
If you want to check if this feature is available for your WhatsApp account, update the app to the latest version on the Google Play Store. Once updated, open the keyboard in your channel, and you should see the sticker tab next to the emoji keyboard.
Sending stickers in channels allows owners to express their thoughts more vividly than traditional text. Stickers add a new way to communicate, making the content in a channel more interesting and keeping users engaged with reactions.
This feature is currently available to some beta testers who install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android updates from the Google Play Store. In the upcoming weeks, it will be made available to additional people.
In addition, WhatsApp is also testing a feature called “secret code for locked chats.” This feature allows users to hide sensitive conversations from their chat list and can only be unlocked by using a secret code. Beta testers are now receiving this functionality.
In conclusion, WhatsApp, under Meta’s ownership, is actively enhancing its Channels feature with the introduction of sticker sharing, aimed at diversifying content and engaging users more dynamically. This addition follows speculations about a forthcoming username feature. The sticker feature, available to some beta testers, enriches communication within channels. WhatsApp continues to innovate, with the beta rollout of the “secret code for locked chats” feature, providing users with increased privacy options. These updates showcase WhatsApp’s commitment to delivering a more expressive and secure messaging experience for its diverse user base.